pink milkwort

noun

Definition of pink milkwort

: 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

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First Known Use of pink milkwort

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Pink milkwort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pink%20milkwort. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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