pimpernel

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

Definition of pimpernel 

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

First Known Use of pimpernel

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pimpernel

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

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