sundrops

noun

sun·​drops ˈsən-ˌdräps How to pronounce sundrops (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: any of several day-flowering herbs (genera Oenothera and Calylophus) of the evening-primrose family

Examples of sundrops in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Contreras said Virginia bluebells and prairie sundrops are other colorful plants being made ready for distribution at a later date. Yadira Sanchez Olson, chicagotribune.com, 23 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sundrops was in 1785

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“Sundrops.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sundrops. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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