Definition of Pincushion flower

1. Noun. Old World annual having fragrant purple to deep crimson flower heads; naturalized in United States.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pincushion Flower

pinching
pinching pennies
pinchingly
pinchings
pinchite
pinchlike
pinchpennies
pinchpenny
pincht
pinchy
pincoffin
pincpinc
pincurl clip
pincushion
pincushion distortion
pincushion flower (current term)
pincushion hakea
pincushioned
pincushioning
pincushionings
pincushions
pinda
pindar
pindaree
pindarees
pindari
pindaris
pinder
pinders

Literary usage of Pincushion flower

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1. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson (1907)
"The old English name of pincushion flower, from the resemblance of the flower-heads to that useful article, is perhaps a little more appropriate than it is ..."

2. The English Flower Garden: Design, Arrangement and Plans Followed by a by William Robinson (1895)
"The old English name of pincushion flower, from the resemblance of the flower-heads to that useful article, is perhaps a little more appropriate than it is ..."

3. Familiar Flowers of Field and Garden by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1895)
"Sometimes it is called the pincushion-flower ; the light-colored anthers certainly do suggest pinheads. Wild teasel (Dipsacus sylvestris) is a weed I have ..."

4. The English Flower Garden and Pleasure Ground: Design and Arrangement Shown by William Robinson (1899)
"The old English name of pincushion flower, from the resemblance of the flower-heads to that useful article, is perhaps a little more appropriate than it is ..."

5. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"3 Fields and meadows. Naturalized from Europe in Pennsylvania, central New York and Massachusetts. Pincushion-flower. Summer. ..."

6. A Practical Guide to Garden Plants: Containing Descriptions of the Hardiest by John Weathers (1901)
"SCABIOSA (SCABIOUS; PINCUSHION- FLOWER).—A genus containing not more than 80 distinct species of annual or perennial herbs, sometimes rather shrubby at the ..."

7. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"... L. Scabious,Pincushion-flower. Dipsacaceae. The Latin name, the plant reputed to cure "scaly" eruptions. Syn. Knautia, Succisa, in part. ..."

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