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 For Fanning, though, a timeless take will do—and her blunt and rounded midi bob is officially on our spring beauty mood board. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 25 Mar. 2024 After the snow melts away from the mountains, passengers can spot trout lilies, purple spring beauties, and red trillium. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 18 Mar. 2023 The spring beauty and the wood anemone? Pamela Miller, Star Tribune, 9 July 2021 Each year, the awards show acts as a defining moment for spring beauty trends—and this year's celebrity makeup looks were no exception. Sarah Maberry, Harper's BAZAAR, 6 Feb. 2023 Other spring flowers to look for include spring beauty, trillium, violets and wild geranium. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2022 Other spring species to look for include hepatica, trout lily, Gleason's trillium, bloodroot and spring beauty, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spring beauty was in 1818

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“Spring beauty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spring%20beauty. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

spring beauty

: a spring herb that sends up a two-leaved stem and has delicate pink flowers

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