Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A shrubby, creeping evergreen plant (Linnaea borealis) of northern regions, having roundish, opposite leaves and paired, bell-shaped, pinkish flowers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Linnaea borealis, a woodland subshrub with opposite evergreen rounded oval leaves and pendulous pink flowers that occur in pairs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. creeping evergreen subshrub of the northern parts of Europe and Asia with delicate fragrant tubular bell-shaped usually pink flowers borne in pairs

Etymologies

twin +‎ flower (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But those that we love most are always the ones that we have known best, -- the stream that ran before our father's door, the current on which we ventured our first boat or cast our first fly, the brook on whose banks we first picked the twinflower of young love.

    Little Rivers; a book of essays in profitable idleness

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