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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Showy perennial of marshlands of eastern and central North America having waxy lanceolate leaves and flower with lower part creamy white and upper parts pale pink to deep purple.

Usage examples (4)
  • It rustled in my fingers as I touched it and I held it to my ear to listen to the sound of the empty shell-flower.
  • I, Sarah Winnemucca, am a shell-flower, such as I wear on my dress.
  • Yes, I shall be more beautiful than my shell-flower, my Thocmetony!
  • Received a little bag made of foreign seed, and a shell-flower, to be sold for the Building Fund. for more
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