spring-beauty

spring beauty

noun
any American spring plant belonging to the genus Claytonia, of the purslane family, especially C. virginica, having an elongated cluster of white flowers tinged with pink.

Origin:
1815–25, Americanism

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spring beauty
 
n
a pale green annual plant (Claytonia perfoliata) of the purslane family, originally North American, having small white flowers above fused leaves that encircle the stem

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