shell-flower

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shell-flower 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
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Usage

In literature:

He always had patience to explain every shell, leaf, bird, and flower I asked about.
"Laddie" by Gene Stratton Porter
They gathered flowers and shells and colored stones and brought them to their mother.
"The Eskimo Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
Gay young men and women decorated themselves with garlands of flowers or shells.
"Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before" by George Turner
There were showers of sweet-scented flowers, and the sound of shells and kettle-drums.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
Then there were rides every pleasant day, over cool, rolling country, and woods where one was as liable to find shells as flowers.
"Jewel's Story Book" by Clara Louise Burnham
There was a great deal of lavender growing about and numerous pretty flowers, and we found many shells in that place.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
Then the colour faded from the grass and flowers and shells.
"More Tales in the Land of Nursery Rhyme" by Ada M. Marzials
Later we added seaweeds, shells, and flowers.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
The shell nor flower in its sleep.
"Mr. Faust" by Arthur Davison Ficke
The stage was superbly decorated with flowers and shells.
"Mizora: A Prophecy" by Mary E. Bradley
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In poetry:

I do not mark the shell that lies
Beneath the touching flowers;
I only see the radiant eyes
Of other scenes and hours.
"Robert Parkes" by Henry Kendall
And all about the softening air
Of new-born sweetness tells,
And the ungathered May-flowers wear
The tints of ocean shells.
"The Friend’s Burial" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Where her feet, rosy as a shell, have grazed
The freshened grass, a richer emerald glows:
Into each flower-cup
Her cool dews she distills.
"Fog" by Emma Lazarus
Sees some dim shadow of the Power
“Which vein'd the shell and shaped the flower;
“And said to wisdom, work, and pelf,
“Beauty is precious for itself!”
"The Butterfly And The Fairies" by Menella Bute Smedley
No more shall I glide o'er the waters blue,
With a crimson shell for my light canoe,
Or a rose-leaf plucked from the neighbouring trees,
Piloted o'er by the flower-fed breeze!
"The Banished Spirit's Song" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
There lie the flower of Youth, the men who scorned
To live (so died) when languished liberty:
Across their graves, flowerless and unadorned,
Still scream the shells of each artillery.
"A Soldiers Cemetary" by John William Streets

In news:

Basket weaves, petals, flowers, clam shells, and stars were some of the techniques the Ravenous Couple learned at the Wilton School of Decorating and Confectionary Arts.
Every other rhododendron flower holds a tiny bee, just the way each macaroni shell in pasta e fagioli eventually holds a bean.
Some of my heirloom roses — shell-pink 'Souvenir de la Malmaison,' for instance — are finishing their third round of fragrant flowers.
Bugs, Flower, Shells and Other pretty little things.
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