Definition of Spring beauty

1. Noun. Small slender plant having one pair of succulent leaves at the middle of the stem and a loose raceme of white or pink or rose bowl-shaped flowers and an edible corm.

Exact synonyms: Clatonia Lanceolata
Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Claytonia, Genus Claytonia

Definition of Spring beauty

1. Noun. Any of various species of flowering plant of the genus ''Claytonia'', primarily native to the Americas and northeastern Asia. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spring Beauty

spring-run fish
spring back
spring balance
spring beauties
spring beauty (current term)
spring break
spring breaks
spring cankerworm
spring chicken
spring clean
spring cleaning
spring cleans
spring cleavers
spring conjunctivitis
spring constant
spring cress
spring equinox
spring festival
spring fever

Literary usage of Spring beauty

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1. Botany of the United States North of Virginia: Comprising Descriptions of by Lewis Caleb Beck (1848)
"Petals pale rose-color, entire or slightly emarginate. Smaller than the preceding. Broad-leaved spring beauty. ORDER LII. ..."

2. Ten New England Blossoms and Their Insect Visitors by Clarence Moores Weed (1895)
"Ill THE spring beauty Has Nature colored this ring for the express purpose of showing insects the way to the honey receptacle ? I examined with regard to ..."

3. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan, Asa Don Dickinson (1917)
"... soap-like lather when its bruised leaves are agitated in water. 'PURSLANE FAMILY (Portulacaceae) spring beauty; Claytonia Claytonia virginica ..."

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