twinflower

[twin-flou-er]
noun
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.

Origin:
1810–20, Americanism; twin1 + flower

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twinflower (ˈtwɪnˌflaʊə)
 
n
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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twinflower

(Linnaea borealis), evergreen, creeping shrub of the family Caprifoliaceae, native to moist pinelands or cold bogs in northern regions of both hemispheres. It is named for the paired, nodding, bell-like white or pink flowers borne above a mat of small, roundish leaves.

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Twinflower, thimbleberry, and meadow rue grow on the forest floor.
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