from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A perennial herb (Silene caroliniana) native to the eastern United States, having opposite leaves, sticky stems and calyces, and clusters of pink or white flowers.

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


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