twinflower

noun
twin·​flow·​er | \ ˈtwin-ˌflau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce twinflower (audio) \

Definition of twinflower

: a prostrate subshrub (Linnaea borealis) of the honeysuckle family that is found in cool regions of the northern hemisphere and has fragrant usually pink flowers

Examples of twinflower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web PATRICK FARRELL pfarrell@miamiherald.com The pineland twinflower or snakeherb, is fairly common in pine rocklands but rarely grow in other places. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "In Miami suburbs, last remnants of the world’s rarest forest endure — at least for now," 4 May 2017 PATRICK FARRELL pfarrell@miamiherald.com The pineland twinflower or snakeherb, is fairly common in pine rocklands but rarely grow in other places. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "In Miami suburbs, last remnants of the world’s rarest forest endure — at least for now," 4 May 2017

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First Known Use of twinflower

circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

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“Twinflower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twinflower. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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