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lady's-thumb

[ley-deez-thuhm] /ˈleɪ dizˌθʌm/
noun
1.
a smartweed, Polygonum persicaria, of the buckwheat family, having pink or purplish flowers and lance-shaped leaves with a spot resembling a thumbprint.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for ladys thumb

lady's-thumb

noun
1.
the usual US name for red shank
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