pink milkwort

noun

: an annual herb (Polygala incarnata) chiefly of the central and eastern U.S. with small narrow leaves and spikes of small usually pink to pinkish purple flowers
Pink milkwort grows 8–16 inches tall. … Leaves are alternate, about 1 inch long and 1/4 inch wide, attached directly to the stem.Campbell and Lynn Loughmiller, Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide, 2006

Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pink milkwort was in 1904

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“Pink milkwort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pink%20milkwort. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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