/ (blɪŋks) /

  1. (functioning as singular) a small temperate portulacaceous plant, Montia fontana with small white flowers

Origin of blinks

C19: from blink, because the flowers do not fully open and thus seem to blink at the light

Words Nearby blinks

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How to use blinks in a sentence

  • Poor fellow, he twists his mouth, winks and blinks, and does not know what to do with his hands.

  • On the other hand, it blinks the question of ἔτη or anni as the parts of a sarus.

    Opuscula | Robert Gordon Latham
  • When she holds her head crooked like that and blinks her eyes it means that she is wandering and deep in her thoughts.

    Royal Highness | Thomas Mann
  • A similar loss is experienced by the eye, in daily life, when it blinks.

    Practical Cinematography and Its Applications | Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
  • The cat blinks sleepily in the sunshine and dreams of a future unmarred by suds and a slippery foothold.