twinflower

noun
twin·​flow·​er | \ˈtwin-ˌflau̇(-ə)r \

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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'twinflower.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of twinflower

circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about twinflower

Share twinflower

Statistics for twinflower

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for twinflower

The first known use of twinflower was circa 1818

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on twinflower

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about twinflower

Comments on twinflower

What made you want to look up twinflower? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to enclose within walls

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!