meadow beauty


: any of a genus (Rhexia of the family Melastomaceae, the meadow-beauty family) of perennial North American herbs with showy solitary or cymose flowers

Word History

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of meadow beauty was in 1818

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“Meadow beauty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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