red-hot poker


noun

Origin of red-hot poker

1
First recorded in 1885–90; so called from the fiery red blossoms at the end of the flower spike

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How to use red-hot poker in a sentence

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British Dictionary definitions for red-hot poker

red-hot poker

noun

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