ladythumb

lady's-thumb

[ley-deez-thuhm]
noun
a smartweed, Polygonum persicaria, of the buckwheat family, having pink or purplish flowers and lance-shaped leaves with a spot resembling a thumbprint.

Origin:
1830–40, Americanism

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lady's-thumb
 
n
the usual US name for red shank

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