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twinflower

[twin-flou-er] /ˈtwɪnˌflaʊ ər/
noun
1.
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 of twinflower
1810-1820
1810-20, Americanism; twin1 + flower
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  • twinflower, thimbleberry, and meadow rue grow on the forest floor.
British Dictionary definitions for twinflower

twinflower

/ˈtwɪnˌflaʊə/
noun
1.
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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