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twinflower

[ twin-flou-er ]
/ ˈtwɪnˌflaʊ ər /
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noun
either of two slender, creeping, evergreen, caprifoliaceous plants, Linnaea borealis, of Europe, or L. americana, of North America, having pink or purplish nodding flowers borne in pairs on threadlike stalks.
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Origin of twinflower

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; twin1 + flower
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British Dictionary definitions for twinflower

twinflower
/ (ˈtwɪnˌflaʊə) /

noun
an evergreen caprifoliaceous trailing shrub, Linnaea borealis, of circumpolar distribution, having round leaves, white or pink fragrant bell-shaped flowers arranged in pairs, and yellow fruits
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