pincushion flower

noun

Definition of pincushion flower 

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

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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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