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<botany> Alternative forms: pingster and pinxter] Pinkster flower, the rosy flower of the Azalea nudiflora; also, the shrub itself; called also Pinxter blomachee by the new York descendants of the Dutch settlers.

Origin: D. Pinkster, pinksteren, fr. Gr. See Pentecost.

(01 Mar 1998)

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