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noun
a plant, Lychnis flos-cuculi, of the pink family, having pink or white flowers with dissected petals.
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Origin of ragged robin

First recorded in 1735–45
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ragged robin

noun
a caryophyllaceous plant, Lychnis floscuculi, native to Europe and Asia, that has pink or white flowers with ragged petalsAlso called: cuckooflower See also catchfly
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