ragged robin


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. ragfish,
  2. ragga,
  3. ragged,
  4. ragged edge,
  5. ragged jacket,
  6. ragged school,
  7. raggedly,
  8. raggedy,
  9. raggedy-ass,
  10. ragging

Origin of ragged robin

First recorded in 1735–45

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British Dictionary definitions for ragged robin

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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