from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sweet scabious, Scabiosa atropurpurea: so called when its flowers are deep purple or crimson, but they are sometimes rose-colored or even white.
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Some summer flowers found in every garden -- the double stocks (gilli-flowers) blend their varied shades finely with the glittering coreopsis, the sombre mourning-bride, and the violet cerulean Canterbury bells.
"Well, it is very curious," said Rose, taking the great bunch of mourning-bride that her friend handed her, and separating the flowers daintily.
The soft, purple eyes of the mourning-bride were no less lovely to us in
'Allee same,' I don't believe you see that beautiful mourning-bride behind you. "