moss pink

noun

Definition of moss pink

: a low-growing perennial phlox (Phlox subulata) widely cultivated for its abundant usually pink or white flowers

Examples of moss pink in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its name comes from the herb moss pink flower that blooms in early spring, though it's sometimes called a Frog Moon. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, "All The Dates Of 2021’s Full Moons," 28 Jan. 2021 The April full moon is known as the pink moon on account of the herb moss pink, also known as wild ground phlox, according to NASA. Fox News, "Super pink moon thrills skywatchers," 8 Apr. 2020 The April full moon is known as the pink moon, on account of the herb moss pink, also known as wild ground phlox, according to NASA. Fox News, "Super pink moon: NASA's top tips for April skywatchers," 1 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of moss pink

1845, in the meaning defined above

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14 Feb 2021

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“Moss pink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moss%20pink. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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