Definition of Fire pink

1. Noun. Perennial herb of eastern North America, having red flowers with narrow notched petals.

Exact synonyms: Silene Virginica
Group relationships: Genus Silene
Generic synonyms: Campion, Catchfly, Silene



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fire Pink

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fire iron
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fire load
fire loads
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fire marshal
fire marshall
fire marshals
fire mission
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fire on all cylinders
fire opal
fire opals
fire out
fire pink (current term)
fire pit
fire resistant
fire retardant
fire retardants
fire salamander
fire salamanders
fire sale
fire sales
fire screen
fire screens
fire service
fire ship
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fire sign

Literary usage of Fire pink

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1. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson, F. L. S., William Robinson (1906)
"The fire pink succeeds in a well- drained rock-garden ; but requires careful attention, particularly in winter, as at that season excessive moisture is ..."

2. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson (1907)
"S. virginica (fire Pink\. — A brilliant perennial, with flowers of the brightest ... The fire pink succeeds in a well- drained rock-garden ; but requires ..."

3. A Guide to the Wild Flowers by Alice Lounsberry (1899)
"Indeed, the flowers have quite as good a right to criticise our manners and appearance as we have to chatter so much about them. fire pink. ..."

4. The English Flower Garden: Design, Arrangement and Plans Followed by a by William Robinson (1895)
"S. virginica (fire pink).—A brilliant perennial, with flowers of the ... The Fire Pink succeeds in a well-drained rock-garden ; but requires careful ..."

5. The New Gardening: A Guide to the Most Recent Developments in the Culture of by Walter Page Wright (1913)
"Not one flower-lover in a hundred knows what is meant by fire pink, but all know Dianthus ... fire pink does not carry us very far when we want to speak of, ..."

6. Elements of Botany by Joseph Young Bergen (1897)
"(S. VIRGINICA), FIRE-PINK. Stems slender, erect, 1-2 ft. high, root-leaves spatulate, the upper leaves oblong-lanceolate; flowers few, peduncled, ..."

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