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  • noun Plural form of houstonia.

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Examples

  • The popped corn is a perfect winter flower, hinting of anemones and houstonias. . .

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • The popped corn is a perfect winter flower, hinting of anemones and houstonias. . .

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Gazing down upon it, it was clear brown, with glancing gleams of interior green, and sparkles diamond white; tiny fishes switched themselves against the current with quivering tails; the shaggy margins were flecked with sunshine, and beautiful with columbines, violets, arbutus, and houstonias.

    Hawthorne and His Circle

  • In spring there was the issuing forth of the new life from beneath the winter coverlid; the first discovery of sociable houstonias, and the exquisite tints and fragrance of the mayflower on its dark, bearded stalk.

    Hawthorne and His Circle

  • He might see ten thousand marsh marigolds, or ten times ten thousand houstonias, but they would not toss in the breeze, and they would not be sweet - scented like the daffodils.

    The Writings of John Burroughs — Volume 05: Pepacton

  • The annual resurrection had begun; the pulse of Nature quickened, rose, throbbed under the vernal summons; pale, tender grass-blades peeped above the mould, houstonias lifted their blue disks to the

    At the Mercy of Tiberius

  • It was a windless, sunny April afternoon; trees were freshly robed in new-born fringy foliage, green and glistening; long grassy slopes looked like crinkled velvet, starred with delicate pale blue houstonias; wandering woodbine trailed its coral trumpets in and out of grass and tangled shrubs, and late wood-azaleas loaded the air with their delicious, intoxicating perfume.

    Macaria; or, Altars of Sacrifice

  • They had found anemones in abundance, houstonias by the handful, some columbines, a few long-stalked violets, and a quantity of white everlasting flowers, and had filled up their basket with the delicate spray of shrubs and trees.

    The Blithedale Romance

  • The popped corn is a perfect winter flower, hinting of anemones and houstonias ....

    The Kitchn

  • -- large blue violets, the like of which you never saw; white violets, too, creamy and fragrant; gentle little houstonias; gay and dancing erythroniums, and wind-flowers delicately tinted, blue, straw-color, pink, and purple.

    The Junior Classics — Volume 8 Animal and Nature Stories

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