wild pink

noun

Definition of wild pink

: catchfly (Silene caroliniana) with pink or whitish flowers

Examples of wild pink in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My favorite kinds are brilliant orange Asclepias tuberosa and wild pink Asclepias syriaca, which spreads underground into colonies in my sunny shrub border. BostonGlobe.com, 6 June 2021 For every one wild pink bollworm, Tabashnik said researchers needed to release 200 sterile moths, which would not have been logistically practical unless the pink bollworm population hadn't already been diminished. Amanda Morris, The Arizona Republic, 29 Apr. 2021 There’s also Neptune's Grotto, the otherworldly stalactite cave, and Gennargentu National Park, where intrepid hikers can reach the highest point on the island, passing lakes and gorges on trails lush with the wild pink peonies. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 16 July 2018 The brand’s first product, lightly smoked wild pink salmon, is a family favorite. Elizabeth G. Dunn, WSJ, 18 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of wild pink

1814, in the meaning defined above

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“Wild pink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20pink. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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