noun pim·per·nel \ˈpim-pər-ˌnel, -pər-nəl\

Definition of pimpernel

  1. :  any of a genus (Anagallis) of herbs of the primrose family; especially :  scarlet pimpernel

Origin and Etymology of pimpernel

Middle English pimpernele, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin pimpinella, a medicinal herb

First Known Use: 15th century

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