pincushion flower


Definition of pincushion flower

: any of several scabiouses (especially Scabiosa atropurpurea, S. caucasica, or S. columbaria)

Examples of pincushion flower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The paths are surrounded by vegetation and water-wise plants such as succulents, honeysuckle, pincushion flowers, manzanita and more. San Diego Union-Tribune, "La Mesa couple wins Otay Water District contest," 22 July 2019 Many a gardener is familiar with the charms of pincushion flowers (Scabiosa). Earl Nickel, San Francisco Chronicle, "Go over the brink of pink with new variety of pincushion flower," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of pincushion flower

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Pincushion flower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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