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farewell-to-spring

[fair-wel-tuh-spring]
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  1. a slender, showy plant, Clarkia amoena, of the evening primrose family, native to western North America, having satiny, cup-shaped, lilac-crimson or reddish-pink flowers and roundish fruit.

Origin of farewell-to-spring

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05
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  • These plants bloom in late spring, hence the pretty name, Farewell-to-Spring.

    Field Book of Western Wild Flowers

    Margaret Armstrong