pinxter flower

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pinx·ter flower

An azalea (Rhododendron periclymenoides) of the eastern United States, having pink or purple flowers that bloom before the leaves appear.

[From Pinkster, Pinxter, Whitsuntide, from obsolete Dutch pinxter, from Middle Dutch, ultimately from Greek pentēkostē, Pentecost; see Pentecost.]
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pinx′ter flow`er

(ˈpɪŋk stər)
a wild azalea, Rhododendron nudiflorum, of the U.S., having pink or purplish flowers.
[1865–70, Amer.; dial. (Hudson Valley) Pinkster Whitsuntide < Dutch Pinksteren]
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