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 As cited in the Farmer’s Almanac, the Pink Moon is named after moss pink (also called creeping phlox), which is an abundant springtime flowering plant native to the eastern U.S. Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 14 Apr. 2022 The April full moon heralded the appearance of moss pink, one of the first spring flowers. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 12 Apr. 2022 The April full moon heralded the appearance of the moss pink, one of the first spring flowers. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 12 Apr. 2022 The pink moon got its name due to the fact that its appearance corresponds with the arrival of moss pink, which is a wildflower native to the North American region, according to the Farmers' Almanac. Jada Jackson, House Beautiful, 26 Apr. 2021 According to the Farmer’s Almanac, which started naming full moons in the 1930s, the Pink Moon got its name from the herb moss pink, or creeping phlox, which is abundant in the springtime (and pink). Leigh Morgan, al, 26 Apr. 2021 The name comes from the herb moss pink, also known as creeping phlox, moss phlox, or mountain phlox, which is native to the U.S. and produces widespread flowers in the spring, according to NASA. Abigail Rosenthal, Chron, 23 Apr. 2021 The name comes from the fact that the celestial event corresponds with the blooming of moss pink, a wildflower that’s native to eastern North America, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac. Jada Jackson, House Beautiful, 30 Mar. 2021 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, 28 Jan. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of moss pink

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Moss pink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moss%20pink. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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