any American spring plant belonging to the genus Claytonia, of the purslane family, especially C. virginica, having an elongated cluster of white flowers tinged with pink.
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Origin of spring beauty
An Americanism dating back to 1815–25
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British Dictionary definitions for spring beauty
a pale green annual plant (Claytonia perfoliata) of the purslane family, originally North American, having small white flowers above fused leaves that encircle the stem
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