ragged robin

noun

Definition of ragged robin

: a perennial herb (Lychnis flos-cuculi) of the pink family cultivated for its pink flowers with narrow-lobed petals

Examples of ragged robin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Except, that is, for an untamed patch that contains what many people might deem weedy eyesores: tufted vetch, ragged robin and knapweed. Kathryn O’shea-evans, WSJ, 15 July 2021 Poppies, campion, daisies, ragged robin, and many other native wild flowers are now on display in the famous gardens. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, 16 July 2019

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First Known Use of ragged robin

1731, in the meaning defined above

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“Ragged robin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ragged%20robin. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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