pinxter flower


pinx·​ter flower ˈpiŋ(k)-stər- How to pronounce pinxter flower (audio)
: a deciduous pink-flowered azalea (Rhododendron periclymenoides synonym R. nudiflorum) native to rich moist woodlands of eastern North America

Word History


Dutch pinkster Whitsuntide

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pinxter flower was in 1857

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“Pinxter flower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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