Found 2 items, similar to Lychnis Flos-cuculi.
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Definition: Lychnis flos-cuculi
n : common perennial native to Europe and western Asia having
usually pink flowers with ragged petals [syn: ragged robin
, cuckoo flower
, Lychins floscuculi
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Definition: Lychnis Flos-cuculi
, n. [OE. gilofre, gilofer, clove,
OF. girofre, girofle, F. girofle: cf. F. girofl['e]e
gillyflower, fr. girofle, Gr. ? clove tree; ? nut + ? leaf,
akin to E. foliage. Cf. Caryophyllus
[Written also gilliflower
1. A name given by old writers to the clove pink (Dianthus Caryophyllus
) but now to the common stock (Matthiola incana
), a cruciferous plant with showy and fragrant
blossoms, usually purplish, but often pink or white.
2. A kind of apple, of a roundish conical shape, purplish red
color, and having a large core.
, the clove pink.
, the ragged robin (Lychnis Flos-cuculi
, or Winter gillyflower
, the thrift (Armeria vulgaris
, the wallflower (Cheiranthus Cheiri
, the water violet.
(r[a^]g"g[e^]d), a. [From Rag
1. Rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken;
as, a ragged coat; a ragged sail.
2. Broken with rough edges; having jags; uneven; rough;
jagged; as, ragged rocks.
3. Hence, harsh and disagreeable to the ear; dissonant. [R.]
“A ragged noise of mirth.”
4. Wearing tattered clothes; as, a ragged fellow.
5. Rough; shaggy; rugged.
What shepherd owns those ragged sheep? --Dryden.
(Bot.), the fennel flower (Nigella Damascena
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Lychnis
), cultivated for its handsome
flowers, which have the petals cut into narrow lobes.
(Bot.), prince's feather (Polygonum orientale
, a free school for poor children, where they
are taught and in part fed; -- a name given at first
because they came in their common clothing. [Eng.]
[1913 Webster] -- Rag"ged*ly
, adv. -- Rag"ged*ness
(-flou`?r), n. (Bot.)
A species of Cardamine
), or lady's
smock. Its leaves are used in salads. Also, the ragged robin