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  • proper n. Alternative form of Pinkster.


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  • Woods and hillsides are glowing with fragrant, rosy masses of this lovely azalea, the Pinxter-bloem or Whitsunday flower of the Dutch colonists, long before the seventh Sunday after Easter.

    Wild Flowers Worth Knowing

  • Honeysuckle, White or Clammy Azalea (_Rhododendron viscosum_), a more hairy species than the Pinxter-flower, with a very sticky, glandular corolla tube, and deliciously fragrant blossoms, by no means invariably white.

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  • Our Dutch ancestors used to call these flowers Pinxter Blumejies, from their being usually in bloom about Whit-Sunday; under this name, they figured annually at the great holyday of the negroes, held in old colonial times at Albany and New Amsterdam.

    Rural Hours

  • The blacks were allowed full liberty to frolic, for several days in Whitsun-week, and they used to hold a fair, building booths, which they never failed to ornament with the Pinxter Blumejies.

    Rural Hours

  • Some of the Swedes and the Dutch call them "Pinxter Bloem" (Whitsunday flowers), as they are in blossom about Whitsuntide.

    The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)

  • Paas and Pinxter were scrupulously observed throughout his dominions; nor was the day of St. Nicholas suffered to pass by without making presents, hanging the stocking in the chimney, and complying with all its other ceremonies.

    Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete

  • Under his reign there was a great cracking of eggs at Paas or Easter; Whitsuntide or Pinxter also flourished in all its bloom; and never were stockings better filled on the eve of the blessed St. Nicholas.

    Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete

  • In this house, the primitive Dutch holidays of Paas and Pinxter are faithfully kept up; and New-Year celebrated with cookies and cherry-bounce; nor is the festival of the blessed St. Nicholas forgotten, when all the children are sure to hang up their stockings, and to have them filled according to their deserts; though, it is said, the good saint is occasionally perplexed in his nocturnal visits, which chimney to descend.

    Wolfert's Roost and Miscellanies

  • Wild Honeysuckle, Pink, Purple or Wild Azalea, or Pinxter-flower;

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  • Wild Honeysuckle; Pink, Purple, or Wild Azalea; Pinxter-flower

    Wild Flowers Worth Knowing


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