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swamp pink

noun
  1. a bog plant, Helonias bullata, of the lily family, native to the eastern U.S., having a dense spike of small, fragrant pink flowers.
  2. arethusa(def 1).
  3. any of several other pink-flowered plants that grow in wet places.
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Origin of swamp pink

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
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  • Green sprouts of the sassafras, hazel, blueberry, and swamp-pink found.

    Birds and All Nature, Vol. V, No. 4, April 1899

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