[ sat-n-flou-er ]
/ ˈsæt nˌflaʊ ər /
a Californian plant, Clarkia amoena, of the evening primrose family, having cup-shaped pink or purplish flowers blotched with red.
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Origin of satin-flower
First recorded in 1590–1600
Words nearby satin-flower
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Example sentences from the Web for satin-flower
There is one especially, called Sisyrinchium, whose common name of Satin-flower describes a surface almost metallic in its lustre.Lore of Proserpine|Maurice Hewlett
British Dictionary definitions for satin-flower
/ (ˈsætɪnˌflaʊə) /
the greater stitchwortSee stitchwort
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