ragged robin

noun
a plant, Lychnis flos-cuculi, of the pink family, having pink or white flowers with dissected petals.

Origin:
1735–45

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ragged robin
 
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See also catchfly Also called: cuckooflower a caryophyllaceous plant, Lychnis floscuculi, native to Europe and Asia, that has pink or white flowers with ragged petals

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The hedges and ditches hereabouts are all a tangle of meadow sweet and ragged robin.
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