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

  • n. A deciduous shrub (Rhododendron periclymenoides) of the southeast United States, having a funnel-shaped pink or purple corolla and flowers that bloom before the leaves appear.


From Pinkster, Pinxter, Whitsuntide, from obsolete Dutch pinxter, from Middle Dutch, ultimately from Greek pentēkostē, Pentecost; see Pentecost.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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