lobel's catchfly

\\ˈlōbəlz-\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized L
Etymology: after Matthias de Lobel — more at lobelia
: a European annual herb (Silene armeria) with hollow stems and deep rose flowers that is adventive in eastern No. America — called also flybane, garden catchfly, sweet william catchfly

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • garden catchfly — noun : lobel s catchfly …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweet william catchfly — noun Usage: sometimes capitalized W : lobel s catchfly * * * a southern European plant, Silene armeria, of the pink family, having a flat topped cluster of pink flowers. Also called none so pretty …   Useful english dictionary

  • none-so-pretty — | ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun (plural none so pretties) 1. : a decorative braid or tape used in the late 18th century 2. a. : london pride 1 b. : lobel s catchfly …   Useful english dictionary

  • pretty nancy — noun Usage: usually capitalized N Etymology: pretty (I) + Nancy (feminine name) : lobel s catchfly …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweet susan — ˈsüzən noun Usage: usually capitalized 2d S Etymology: susan from the name Susan : lobel s catchfly …   Useful english dictionary

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