ragged robin


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 Poppies, campion, daisies, ragged robin, and many other native wild flowers are now on display in the famous gardens. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "12 Little-Known Facts About The Royal Residence of Kensington Palace," 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ragged%20robin. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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