spring beauty

noun

Definition of spring beauty

: any of a genus (Claytonia) of herbs of the purslane family especially : one (C. virginica) of North America that sends up in early spring a usually 2-leaved stem bearing delicate pink flowers

Examples of spring beauty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Such blatant spring beauty seemed an invitation to ignore the obvious: Friday was cold. Washington Post, 3 Apr. 2021 All in all, the moment seems likely to provide spring beauty inspiration. Akili King, Vogue, 14 Mar. 2021 Hikers will also encounter flowering spring beauties and spring cress. cleveland, 27 Mar. 2020 Consider the singer's fresh chop an easy spring beauty strategy, and one that's a winning throwback—truly the best of both worlds. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, 29 Mar. 2019 Take advantage of the fact that hostas emerge late and plant the large open expanses with spring-flowering bulbs and ephemeral wildflowers such as toothworts (Dentaria), spring beauties (Claytonia), and trout lilies (Erythronium). Kris Wetherbee, Good Housekeeping, 7 Aug. 2018 Take advantage of the fact that hostas emerge late and plant the large open expanses with spring-flowering bulbs and ephemeral wildflowers such as toothworts (Dentaria), spring beauties (Claytonia), and trout lilies (Erythronium). Kris Wetherbee, Good Housekeeping, 7 Aug. 2018 Take advantage of the fact that hostas emerge late and plant the large open expanses with spring-flowering bulbs and ephemeral wildflowers such as toothworts (Dentaria), spring beauties (Claytonia), and trout lilies (Erythronium). Kris Wetherbee, Good Housekeeping, 7 Aug. 2018 Take advantage of the fact that hostas emerge late and plant the large open expanses with spring-flowering bulbs and ephemeral wildflowers such as toothworts (Dentaria), spring beauties (Claytonia), and trout lilies (Erythronium). Kris Wetherbee, Good Housekeeping, 7 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of spring beauty

1818, in the meaning defined above

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“Spring beauty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spring%20beauty. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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