• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pink-root the root of the Carolina or Indian pink, a common vermifuge
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. a nasalised form of Celt. pic, a point—from the finely notched edges of the petals.


In literature:

Do not fold yourself so in your pink-tinged roots timid leaves!
"Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman
An angry flush suffused even the pink roots of Rance's beard as he rose to his feet.
"Tales of the Argonauts" by Bret Harte
How beautiful, with its delicate shades of pink, and purple, and green, lying against the bare roots of the oak-trees!
"Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing" by T. S. Arthur
Worm seed, two ounces; valerian, rhubarb, pink root, white agaric, senna, of each one ounce and a half.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
Dorothy went pink to the roots of her yellow hair and the frill on her nightgown.
"Madelon" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Pink-root is one of the most active and certain anthelmintics for children.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
He shut it hurriedly and grew pink to the roots of his colourless hair.
"Lorraine" by Robert W. Chambers
Scattered about she saw a few roots of wall-flowers, pinks and even some violets!
"Nobody's Girl" by Hector Malot
Pink, rooted to the spot, waited to see the effects.
"The Giants From Outer Space" by Geoff St. Reynard
You may color them pink, by stirring into the mixture some of the juice of a beet-root, which has been boiled and then beaten in a mortar.
"Domestic French Cookery, 4th ed." by Sulpice Barué
There are many shades and colors of the roots, from deepest blood red to white, with zones of pink.
"Farm Gardening with Hints on Cheap Manuring" by Anonymous

In poetry:

The right of a rose to bloom
In its own sweet, separate way,
With none to question the perfumed pink
And none to utter a nay
If it reaches a root or points, a thorn, as even a rose-tree may.
"My Right" by Susan Coolidge
Says Polly Crump: "I'm pink an' fat,
But you are bones an' pale as plaster;
At this dam' rate you're goin' at
You'll never live to be a laster.
You'll have the daisy roots for door. . . ."
Says I: "It's 'ell to be a 'ore.
"The Front Tooth" by Robert W Service

In news:

Long before Elvis took his pink-jacketed cues from black Memphis street dandies, black elegance, especially in male dressing, was a deep-rooted source of community pride.
Kimberly Newport -Mimran says she's returning to her Pink Tartan roots with a collection she describes as "beatnik beauty" with a sense of affluence.
Steve Fransen points out that the ladino clover had pink root nodules, indicating that it was fixing nitrogen.

In science:

Each image shows the search region (the brain, left front facing viewer) and a slice of the test statistic (color coded) thresholded at P = 0.05 square root of twice the one-sided F-statistic (cid:112)2F+ ; (d) the square root of twice the F-statistic (red-pink blobs - see Table 1).
Detecting sparse cone alternatives for Gaussian random fields, with an application to fMRI
The larger root lies within the pink region.
Drag force at finite 't Hooft coupling from AdS/CFT