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scarlet pimpernel1

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noun

A small European plant with scarlet flowers that close in rainy or cloudy weather. Also called poor man's weather glass.
  • Anagallis arvensis subsp. arvensis, family Primulaceae
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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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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