satin flower

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n satin flower southeastern European plant cultivated for its fragrant purplish flowers and round flat papery silver-white seedpods that are used for indoor decoration
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Satin flower (Bot) See Honesty, 4.
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Usage

In literature:

They now entered the first saloon, which was of rose-colored satin, with artificial flowers on the wall.
"Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
The wreath of flowers which surrounds the book is embroidered in satin stitch, the tendrils and veinings are in overcast.
"Beeton's Book of Needlework" by Isabella Beeton
These latter wore flowered satins, and carried painted fans and sunshades.
"Historic Boyhoods" by Rupert Sargent Holland
Its flowers have petals that seem cut from satin.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
He was sunk downily among pillows, and over him lay a down quilt covered with blue-flowered satin.
"Harding's luck" by E. [Edith] Nesbit
They now came into the first hall, the walls of which were hung with rose-colored satin embroidered with artificial flowers.
"Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
How would your daughter like it if all Chislebridge took to buttoned black satin and old flower-pieces?
"The Nest, The White Pagoda, The Suicide, A Forsaken Temple, Miss Jones and The Masterpiece" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Clouds of gauze, blue satin, wreaths of flowers stiffened with turquoises, shoes, stockings.
"The Oyster" by A Peer
Presently Mrs. Thomson was hooked into her tight bodice of black satin made high to the neck and with a front of pink-flowered brocade.
"The Setons" by O. Douglas
Mrs. Apperley was in a stiff brocade, yellow satin stripes flanking wavy lines of flowers.
"Trevlyn Hold" by Mrs. Henry Wood
In a bright room, among flowers, the invalid woman lay on a couch, with an embroidered coverlet of crimson satin drawn up to her chin.
"Poppy" by Cynthia Stockley
Such a lovely array of satin, lace, and flowers!
"Cynthia Wakeham's Money" by Anna Katharine Green
This was a gown of white damask with large white satin flowers outlined with real pearls.
"The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book" by Constance Cary Harrison
In the meantime Rachel tumbled her flowers into the basket, took off her hat, and seated herself demurely in a green satin chair.
"A Mere Chance, Vol. 1 of 3" by Ada Cambridge
A close-fitting jacket of crimson satin and a rich tawny silk saree the colour of wall-flowers enfolded her figure.
"The Outcaste" by F. E. Penny
First in white brocaded satin, pattern very bright, pink flowers with green leaves.
"Julia Ward Howe" by Laura E. Richards
She kneeled in her delicate finery of lace and satin in this room of luxury and bright flowers.
"The Truants" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
A cap embroidered with gold thread, a long frock of China satin ornamented with flowered needle-work.
"King-Errant" by Flora Annie Steel
So is a flower-stand, without which, in my opinion, no parlor is furnished, how plentifully soever satin and gilt may abound.
"Ginger-Snaps" by Fanny Fern
Edward Basingstoke thought with regret of the flowers and the white satin.
"The Incredible Honeymoon" by E. Nesbit
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In poetry:

"If hats were made of flowers,
I think my party bonnet
Would be a satin tulip
With a touch of green upon it.
"June" by Nancy Byrd Turner
And now she laughs a merry note:
There has fallen a petal of the rose
Just where the yellow satin shows
The blue-veined flower of her throat.
"Le Panneau" by Oscar Wilde
The blood of the violet is in her veins;
Her pulse has the passion of April rains.
Out of the heart of a satin flower
God made her eyelids in one sweet hour.
"Beauty" by Nora Jane Hopper Chesson
Bow all thy beauty to me, love,
Lips, eyes, and hair to woo me, love,
As bows and blows some satin rose
Snow-soft and tame, that knew thee, love.
Unto the common grass, that worshiping cowers,
Dowering its love with all her musk of flowers.
"Falerina" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Tiny satin flowers on stems (available at crafts stores).
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