rogation flower

noun

Word History

Etymology

so called from a former practice of making it into garlands that were carried in processions on Rogation Days

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rogation flower was in 1597

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“Rogation flower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rogation%20flower. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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