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sea pink

thrift (def 3).
Origin of sea pink
1725-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • About it grow great tufts of sea-pink, whose flowers, save here and there a belated bloom or two, have long since gone to seed.

    In the West Country Francis A. Knight
  • The springy tufts of sea-pink which cover the island offer more resistance and a firmer foothold than the sandy earth.

    The Isles of Scilly Jessie Mothersole
  • The caterpillar feeds on the roots of thrift or sea-pink (Armeria vulgaris), and is full grown about June.

British Dictionary definitions for sea-pink

sea pink

another name for thrift (sense 2)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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