spring beauty

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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

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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

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1818, in the meaning defined above

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