Definition of Midsummer-men
1. Noun. Eurasian mountain plant with fleshy pink-tipped leaves and a cluster of yellow flowers.
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Literary usage of Midsummer-men
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. New Curiosities of Literature: And Book of the Months by George Soane (1849)
"Midsummer Men.—This is an old name for the ... I likewise stuck up two Midsummer Men, one for myself and one for him. Now if his had died away, ..."
2. Faiths and Folklore: A Dictionary of National Beliefs, Superstitions and by William Carew Hazlitt, John Brand (1905)
"The common name for orpine-plants was Midsummer Men. Gerardo says of orpine : " This plant is very full of life. The stalks set only in clay, ..."
3. Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1895)
"The common name for orpine plants was that of Midsummer Men. In one of the Tracts printed about 1300 at the Cheap Repository, was one entitled Tawney Rachel ..."
4. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1905)
"To prophesy the course of true love two " midsummer men " should be taken and named, say one for Tom and one for Jane. These should be stuck in clay and put ..."
5. The History and Poetry of Finger-rings by Charles Edwards (1855)
"The common name for orpine plants was that of midsummer men. In a tract said to be written by Hannah More, among other superstitions of one of the heroines, ..."