virginia cow-slip

Virginia cowslip

noun
a wild plant, Mertensia virginica, of the borage family, native to the eastern U.S., grown as a garden plant for its handsome, nodding clusters of blue flowers.
Also called Roanoke bells.


Origin:
1905–10, Americanism

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virginia cowslip

noun
smooth erect herb of eastern North America having entire leaves and showy blue flowers that are pink in bud [syn: Virginia bluebell
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