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Virginia cowslip

noun
1.
a wild plant, Mertensia virginica, of the borage family, native to the eastern U.S., grown as a garden plant for its handsome, nodding clusters of blue flowers.
Also called Roanoke bells.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10, Americanism
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