gillyflower


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Synonyms for gillyflower

any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers

Eurasian plant with pink to purple-red spice-scented usually double flowers

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Teapot and cover painted in the Gillyflower pattern and inscribed "Sar'h Mitton".
In the last two years, ANVISA was struggling to ban all types of additives that added flavours to cigarettes, such as chocolate, menthol, gillyflower, just to name a few.
19) The ESTC indicates that Hensman was an active bookseller at Westminster from 1671 until at least 1704, and on two other occasions he collaborated with Matthew Gillyflower (also spelled "Gilliflower") in 1678 to sell the anonymous The Refined Courtier, or a Correction of several Indecencies crept into civil conversation, and in 1685 to sell Charles Cotton's English translation of Montaigne's essays.
CUTLINE: (1) Heirloom apples found at Old Sturbridge Village, from left, Baldwin, Baldwin, Roxbury Russet, Golden Russet, Mother, Black Gillyflower, Westfield Seek-No-Further and Mother apples.
Popular in Victorian flower beds, many have colloquial names, like gillyflower, pronounced jilliver.
Most of the remedies the mountebanks offered were herbal, including marsh mallow, balsam, gillyflower, and blueberries.
The Gillikin region, where the dominant color is purple, may have been named after the purple blossoms of the gillyflower, a plant that flourishes in upper New York where Baum spent his boyhood.
Fragrant pots of aster, geranium, violet, and gillyflower stood ranged along the sills.