spring beauty

noun
|Updated on: 21 May 2018

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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