ragged robin


ragged robin
A type of wild campion, Lychnis flos-cuculi, in the family Caryophyllaceae, which grows across Europe and has pink flowers.

Paul came back and threaded daisies in her jet black hair, big spangles of white and yellow, and just a pink touch of ragged robbin.


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  • Ragged robin — Robin Rob in, n. [Properly a pet name for Robert, originally meaning, famebright; F., fron OHG. Roudperht; ruod (in comp.; akin to AS. hr?? glory, fame, Goth. hr?peigs victorius) + beraht bright. See {Bright}, {Hob} a clown.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ragged robin — Ragged Rag ged (r[a^]g g[e^]d), a. [From {Rag}, n.] 1. Rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken; as, a ragged coat; a ragged sail. [1913 Webster] 2. Broken with rough edges; having jags; uneven; rough; jagged; as, ragged rocks.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ragged robin — n. a perennial plant (Lychnis flos cuculi) of the pink family, with loose clusters of pink or red flowers …   English World dictionary

  • Ragged Robin — Taxobox | name = Ragged Robin image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Caryophyllales familia = Caryophyllaceae genus = Lychnis species = L. flos cuculi binomial = Lychnis flos cuculi binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • ragged robin — noun common perennial native to Europe and western Asia having usually pink flowers with ragged petals • Syn: ↑cuckoo flower, ↑Lychnis flos cuculi, ↑Lychins floscuculi • Hypernyms: ↑lychnis, ↑catchfly …   Useful english dictionary

  • ragged robin — noun Date: 1741 a perennial herb (Lychnis flos cuculi) of the pink family cultivated for its pink flowers with narrow lobed petals …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ragged robin — a plant, Lychnis flos cuculi, of the pink family, having pink or white flowers with dissected petals. [1735 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • ragged robin — noun a pink flowered campion with divided petals that give it a tattered appearance. [Lychnis flos cuculi.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • ragged robin — rag′ged rob′in n. pln a plant, Lychnis flos cuculi, of the pink family, having pink or white flowers with dissected petals • Etymology: 1735–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • ragged robin — /rægəd ˈrɒbən/ (say raguhd robuhn) noun a plant, Lychnis flos cuculi, bearing pink or white flowers with dissected petals, widespread in Europe and Asia …   Australian English dictionary


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