The heroine is a charming, fearless woman who in the end shares the honors with the "scarlet pimpernel."
To have enticed the scarlet pimpernel to France was a great thing!
Its sole object is to point out the difference between the career of this plotter and that of the scarlet pimpernel.
The scarlet pimpernel is perhaps on our shores at this very moment!
As for the scarlet pimpernel, Chauvelin could not very well conceive what he would do under these present circumstances.
We feel that in a measure now the scarlet pimpernel is in our power.
The leaves of the scarlet pimpernel are small and oval, with smooth edges and blunt points.
"You have not caught your scarlet pimpernel yet, Citizen," he said with a snort.
"I know no other name for him but that of a small, insignificant flower—the scarlet pimpernel," replied de Batz.
He had failed to discover the identity of the scarlet pimpernel, of that she felt sure.
c.1400, from Old French pimprenelle, earlier piprenelle (12c.) and directly from Medieval Latin pipinella name of a medicinal plant. This is perhaps from *piperinus "pepper-like" (so called because its fruits resemble peppercorns), a derivative of Latin piper "pepper" (see pepper (n.)); or else it is a corruption of bipinnella, from bipennis "two-winged." The Scarlet Pimpernel was the code name of the hero in an adventure novel of that name published 1905.