ragged robin


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ragged robin

n.
A perennial plant (Silene flos-cuculi syn. Lychnis flos-cuculi) in the pink family, native to Europe and also found in eastern North America, having opposite leaves and pink flowers with deeply lobed petals.
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ragged robin

n
(Plants) a caryophyllaceous plant, Lychnis floscuculi, native to Europe and Asia, that has pink or white flowers with ragged petals. Also called: cuckooflower See also catchfly
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rag′ged rob′in


n.
a plant, Lychnis flos-cuculi, of the pink family, having pink or white flowers with dissected petals.
[1735–45]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ragged robin - common perennial native to Europe and western Asia having usually pink flowers with ragged petalsragged robin - common perennial native to Europe and western Asia having usually pink flowers with ragged petals
lychnis, catchfly - mostly perennial herbs with sticky stems that catch insects; widespread in north temperate zone
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Translations

ragged robin

nKuckucklichtnelke f, → Kuckucksnelke f
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ragged robin

n (Bot) → garofano di prato, fior m di cuculo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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In spring the pastures are also carpeted with flowers such as Lady's Smock, Buttercup and Ragged Robin.
Ox-eye daisies, ragged robin and knapweed all make great bombs.
I have many stories from that time, of poor children across Liverpool finding brand-new toys on their beds in the wee small hours, left there, perhaps, by that ragged Robin Hood ...
Urgent action is needed to save vanishing meadows, their wildflowers such as ragged robin, harebell and field scabious which are heading towards being threatened in England, and the wildlife they support, according to Plantlife.
Personal names were also applied to plants (sweet william and ragged robin); cold weather (Jack Frost); cuddy for horse (Cuthbert); nanny goat (Agnes or Ann); billy goat: Jenny wren; guillemot, a French pet
My mother taught me nursery rhymes, read me bed-time stories and the poems of AA Milne and Walter de la Mare, showed me wild flowers and told me their beautiful names - Meadowsweet, Ragged Robin, Jack-by-the-Hedge.
John Everiss, designer of the Evaders Garden by Chorley Council, grows parsley, thyme, rosemary and other salad leaves and herbs among self-seeding wild flowers such as foxgloves and white ragged robin.
Backed by funding from the SITA Trust, the area has been planted with 6,000 marsh violets and dog's tooth violets - the food plants for the caterpillars - and nectar species for the butteries such as ragged robin, bugle and devils-bit-scabious.
If you want a change from a high-maintenance lawn, turn a section of it into a wildflower meadow, planting spring-flowering bulbs such as the snake's head fritillary and wildflowers such as the cowslip, ragged robin and wood anemone.
Kingfishers, Herons and Grey Wagtails can regularly be seen in the area as well as butterflies and unusual flowers including orchids and Ragged Robin.