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sea pink

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noun
  1. thrift(def 3).
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Origin of sea pink

First recorded in 1725–35
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Historical Examples

  • The springy tufts of sea-pink which cover the island offer more resistance and a firmer foothold than the sandy earth.

    The Isles of Scilly

    Jessie Mothersole

  • The caterpillar feeds on the roots of thrift or sea-pink (Armeria vulgaris), and is full grown about June.

  • About it grow great tufts of sea-pink, whose flowers, save here and there a belated bloom or two, have long since gone to seed.

    In the West Country

    Francis A. Knight


British Dictionary definitions for sea pink

sea pink

noun
  1. another name for thrift (def. 2)
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