Virginia cowslip

Virginia cowslip
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.
[1905-10, Amer.]

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  • Virginia cowslip — ☆ Virginia cowslip or Virginia bluebell n. a perennial woodland plant (Mertensia virginica) of the borage family, native to E North America and having clusters of blue or purple, bell shaped flowers …   English World dictionary

  • Virginia cowslip — virgininė mertensija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agurklinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Mertensia virginica), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Mertensia virginica angl. bluebells; Virginia bluebell; Virginia… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 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, ↑Mertensia virginica • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Mertensia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Virginia — Vir*gin i*a, n. One of the States of the United States of America. a. Of or pertaining to the State of Virginia. [1913 Webster] {Virginia cowslip} (Bot.), the American lungwort ({Mertensia Virginica}). {Virginia creeper} (Bot.), a common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Virginia creeper — Virginia Vir*gin i*a, n. One of the States of the United States of America. a. Of or pertaining to the State of Virginia. [1913 Webster] {Virginia cowslip} (Bot.), the American lungwort ({Mertensia Virginica}). {Virginia creeper} (Bot.), a common …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Virginia fence — Virginia Vir*gin i*a, n. One of the States of the United States of America. a. Of or pertaining to the State of Virginia. [1913 Webster] {Virginia cowslip} (Bot.), the American lungwort ({Mertensia Virginica}). {Virginia creeper} (Bot.), a common …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Virginia nightingale — Virginia Vir*gin i*a, n. One of the States of the United States of America. a. Of or pertaining to the State of Virginia. [1913 Webster] {Virginia cowslip} (Bot.), the American lungwort ({Mertensia Virginica}). {Virginia creeper} (Bot.), a common …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Virginia quail — Virginia Vir*gin i*a, n. One of the States of the United States of America. a. Of or pertaining to the State of Virginia. [1913 Webster] {Virginia cowslip} (Bot.), the American lungwort ({Mertensia Virginica}). {Virginia creeper} (Bot.), a common …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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