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

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, "How to Grow the Most Stunning Hostas," 7 Aug. 2018 Scroll on through for the spring beauty looks our editors can't stop talking about. Glamour Beauty Editors, Glamour, "The Romantic Scarlet Nails at Brock Collection," 16 Sep. 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, "How to Grow the Most Stunning Hostas," 7 Aug. 2018 Flowers along the way may include spring beauty, Dutchman’s breeches, Virginia bluebells and blood root. Paige Fumo Fox, Daily Southtown, "Spring is prime time to spy wildflowers on nature walks," 10 Apr. 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). The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Grow The Most Stunning Hostas," 16 May 2017 Spotted in Manhattan yesterday wearing a grey Eleanor Balfour suit dress to attend The Matrix Awards, Berry was the embodiment of spring beauty. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "At 51, Halle Berry—and Her Scene-Stealing Legs—Have Never Looked Better," 30 Apr. 2018 Think of these hall of famers as your spring beauty shopping list. Marie Claire, "Prix d’Excellence de la Beauté 2018," 24 Apr. 2018 The colorful spring beauty trend may look tricky, but anyone can recreate the look at home with some vibrant eyeliner and a steady hand. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Woman's Day, "Flower Eyeliner Is Definitely Our Favorite Spring Beauty Trend," 16 Feb. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'spring beauty.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of spring beauty

1818, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about spring beauty

Share spring beauty

Statistics for spring beauty

Last Updated

3 Dec 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for spring beauty

The first known use of spring beauty was in 1818

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on spring beauty

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about spring beauty

Comments on spring beauty

What made you want to look up spring beauty? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

amusing and light sparring with words

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!