either of two slender, creeping, evergreen, caprifoliaceous plants, Linnaea borealis, of Europe, or L. americana, of North America, having pink or purplish nodding flowers borne in pairs on threadlike stalks.

1810–20, Americanism; twin1 + flower Unabridged
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twinflower (ˈtwɪnˌflaʊə)
an evergreen caprifoliaceous trailing shrub, Linnaea borealis, of circumpolar distribution, having round leaves, white or pink fragrant bell-shaped flowers arranged in pairs, and yellow fruits

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