twinflower

noun

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

Example Sentences

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, 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, 4 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of twinflower was circa 1818

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“Twinflower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twinflower. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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