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ragged robin

noun
1.
a plant, Lychnis flos-cuculi, of the pink family, having pink or white flowers with dissected petals.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45
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  • The hedges and ditches hereabouts are all a tangle of meadow sweet and ragged robin.
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ragged robin

noun
1.
a caryophyllaceous plant, Lychnis floscuculi, native to Europe and Asia, that has pink or white flowers with ragged petals Also called cuckooflower See also catchfly
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