Definition of Grass pink
1. Noun. An orchid.
Generic synonyms: Orchid, Orchidaceous Plant
Group relationships: Calopogon, Genus Calopogon
2. Noun. European pink cultivated for its very fragrant pink or rosy flowers.
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Literary usage of Grass pink
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1. The Mysteries of the Flowers by Herbert Waldron Faulkner (1917)
"grass pink—Calopogon pulchellus July An orchid very common in bogs and moist places throughout our region, with a straight ovary, and the column curving ..."
2. First Lessons in Botany: Designed for Common Schools in the United States by Alphonso Wood (1849)
"GRASS-PINK. Flower with the sepals and petals similar, spreading, distinct. Lip on the upper side of the flower, stalked at base and bearded above. ..."
3. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Tasteby Luther Tucker by Luther Tucker (1851)
"The grass pink has a slender stalk of a foot or more in height, and near the top several large purple flowers, which possess the curious forms belonging to ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Universal Reference Library Comprising the ...by Scientific American, inc by Scientific American, inc (1905)
"Grass-pink, or Calopogon, a showy orchid (Limodorum tuberosum), with a small bulbous root, large ovate leaves, sheathed at the base, and flowers growing in ..."
5. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1864)
"The grass pink is not an uncommon bird in the savannas and grass lands near ... The song of the grass pink is, chi-chi-cree, several times softly and ..."
6. The Minnesota Horticulturist by Minnesota State Horticultural Society (1890)
"grass pink.—E. Brown. A beautiful flower belonging to the orchis family. It grows from a bulb like an ... Along with the grass pink is found the Labiatae. ..."