Definition of Red pimpernel

1. Noun. Herb with scarlet or white or purple blossoms that close at approach of rainy weather.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Red Pimpernel

red oak
red ochre
red onion
red onions
red osier
red osier dogwood
red oxide of lead
red oxygen
red panda
red pandas
red pepper
red peppers
red periwinkle
red phalarope
red phosphorus
red pimpernel (current term)
red pine
red poll
red poppy
red porgy
red precipitate
red pudding
red pulp
red pulp cords
red rag
red rag to a bull
red rail
red rails

Literary usage of Red pimpernel

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1. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1905)
"It was thought by Linné a variety of red pimpernel. Its properties, chemically and medicinally, are probably analogous to tho'se of ..."

2. Dr. Chase's Family Physician, Farrier, Bee-keeper, and Second Receipt Book by Alvin Wood Chase (1874)
"In England it is called red pimpernel ; and its ... In speaking of its history, he says: " It has several names as red pimpernel, pom man's •weather ..."

3. King's American Dispensatory by John King (1909)
"COMMON NAMES: red pimpernel, Scarlet pimpernel, Red chickweed, ... It was thought by Linne a variety of red pimpernel. Its properties, chemically and ..."

4. How to Know the Wild Flowers: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of by Frances Theodora Parsons (1895)
"... red pimpernel. POOR-MAN'S-WEATHER-GLASS. Anagallis arvensis. Primrose Family. stem ; usually with dark spots. Flowers.—Bright red, occasionally blue or ..."

5. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"... an obscure weed, no other genus of the order presents this feature. Every one is familiar with the common red Pimpernel (A. arvensis). ..."

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