There are 2 main definitions of scarlet pimpernel in English:

scarlet pimpernel1

Syllabification: scar·let pim·per·nel

noun

A small plant with scarlet flowers that close in rainy or cloudy weather. Native to Europe, it is also widespread throughout much of North America.
  • Anagallis arvensis subsp. arvensis, family Primulaceae
More example sentences
  • The demand for the olive branch, the poppy, the scarlet pimpernel, and seaweed was high and she reproduced these personally meaningful designs over and over again.
  • Flowers, such as cornflowers, scarlet pimpernel and shepherd's needle, used to be a common sight in the county's cornfields 50 years ago, but today many are rare, or even extinct.

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There are 2 main definitions of scarlet pimpernel in English:

Scarlet Pimpernel2

Line breaks: Scar|let Pim¦per|nel

Entry from British & World English dictionary

The name assumed by the hero of a series of novels by Baroness Orczy. He was an English nobleman who rescued aristocrats during the French Revolution, always avoiding capture.

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