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

  • n. A perennial herb (Silene caroliniana) native to the eastern United States, having pink or white flowers, opposite leaves, and glandular, hairy flower clusters.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. an American plant (Silene Pennsylvanica) with pale, pinkish flowers; a kind of catchfly.

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

  • n. perennial of eastern and central North America having short-stalked pink or white flowers in hairy clusters
  • n. a bog orchid with usually a solitary fragrant magenta pink blossom with a wide gaping corolla; Canada


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