swamp pink

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noun

a bog plant, Helonias bullata, of the lily family, native to the eastern U.S., having a dense spike of small, fragrant pink flowers.
any of several other pink-flowered plants that grow in wet places.

Nearby words

  1. swamp fever,
  2. swamp locust,
  3. swamp mallow,
  4. swamp maple,
  5. swamp milkweed,
  6. swamp rabbit,
  7. swamp rose,
  8. swamp sparrow,
  9. swamp white oak,
  10. swamper

Origin of swamp pink

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85

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