wild pink

noun

: catchfly (Silene caroliniana) with pink or whitish flowers

Examples of wild pink in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ruggerone said that the big increase in the hatchery salmon, along with surging numbers of wild pink salmon in a warming ocean, have intensified competition for food in the North Pacific. Anchorage Daily News, 28 Aug. 2022 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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Word History

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wild pink was in 1814

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“Wild pink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20pink. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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