grass pink

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noun

a pink, Dianthus plumarius, of Europe and Asia, having fragrant, fringed pink, purplish, or white flowers.
an orchid, Calopogon tuberosus, having clusters of rose or purplish-pink flowers, growing in bogs of eastern North America.

Origin of grass pink

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20
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Historical Examples of grass pink

  • One example will suffice for present illustration—the sweet-pogonia or grass-pink of our sedgy swamps (Pogonia ophioglossoides).

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