pin cushion flower

pincushion flower

noun
1.
scabious2 ( def 1 ).
2.
any of various shrubs of the genus Leucospermum, native to southern Africa, having yellow or reddish flowers.

Origin:
1855–60

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pincushion flower

noun
Old World annual having fragrant purple to deep crimson flower heads; naturalized in United States [syn: sweet scabious
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