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- n. The pimpernel flower.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A little red flower, no doubt the pimpernel, which, when it opens in the morning, is supposed to bode a fair day. See pimpernel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The scarlet pimpernel, Anagallis arvensis. See wink-a-peep.
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He also mentions a small red flower, growing in stubble-fields, called by the country people _wincopipe_, which, if it opens in the morning, assures us of a fine day.