scarlet pimpernel

Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for scarlet pimpernel

herb with scarlet or white or purple blossoms that close at approach of rainy weather

References in periodicals archive ?
Her most memorable film roles since have come in She's Having a Baby, The Handmaid's Tale, A Shock to the System, The Wings of the Dove and The House of Mirth; she also starred in the first series of the BBC's 1999 adaptation of The Scarlet Pimpernel.
Chairman Chris Macrow said: "e Scarlet Pimpernel was a modern Broadway hit and we are absolutely delighted to bring the show to Solihull.
Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, who was born in Cahirciveen, Co Kerry, was known as the Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican.
The society won the regional award for best production last year for The Scarlet Pimpernel and have been nominated this year for their Aspects of Life concert, which was staged in Coventry at the College Theatre, The Butts, last November.
The Scarlet Pimpernel (actually a small red English flower) is the nickname of an aristocrat who heads up a group who risk their lives to rescue French aristocrats from certain death and bring them to safe haven in England.
Sometimes you have got to trust people and if the Scarlet Pimpernel says it is no contest, that is good enough for me.
It is also home to the MTV Studios as well as the Minksoff Theatre, which opened in 1973 and has featured some of Broadway's great performances, including Fiddler on the Roof, Sunset Boulevard and the Scarlet Pimpernel.
For instance, Anagallis arvensis is known as scarlet pimpernel, shepherd's barometer, and poor man's weatherglass.
Wildhorn's fans will likely find deeper fare than the swashbuckling fluff of the composer's ``The Scarlet Pimpernel.
The tale sounded like Casablanca meets the Scarlet Pimpernel meets Indiana Jones.
She played Minette in The Scarlet Pimpernel, Georgina D'Arcy in Pride and Prejudice and Mrs de Winter in Rebecca.
And it's ding, dong, bell, poor pussy's in the well, The cluricaune is dancing in the dingly dell: Scattered petals of the Scarlet Pimpernel.
Pelty was originally cast in a small part in The Scarlet Pimpernel, opening at the Minskoff on November 9, but director Peter Hunt soon promoted him to choreographer after dismissing Walter Painter.
Hungarian-born British novelist, chiefly remembered as the author of Scarlet Pimpernel, The, one of the greatest popular successes of the 20th century.
Pick of the bunch was Karen Cockitt who showed nice comic touches in The Girl in 14g, a song written for Kristin Chenoweth, and real quality with When I Look At You from The Scarlet Pimpernel and In His Eyes from Jekyll & Hyde, a duet with the equally impressive Kate Rock.