wake-robin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wake-robin common American spring-flowering woodland herb having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berries
    • n wake-robin any liliaceous plant of the genus Trillium having a whorl of three leaves at the top of the stem with a single three-petaled flower
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wake-robin (Bot) Any plant of the genus Arum, especially, in England, the cuckoopint (Arum maculatum).☞ In America the name is given to several species of Trillium, and sometimes to the Jack-in-the-pulpit.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wake-robin In Great Britain, the cuckoo-pint, Arum maculatum. The name is extended also to the whole genus.
    • n wake-robin In the United States, a plant of the genus Trillium; birth-root, or three-leaved nightshade.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Wake-robin wāk′-rob′in the cuckoo-pint, Arum maculatum: in America, any species of trillium.
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Usage

In literature:

There is Roland, Sir William Wallace, and Hereward the Wake; Ivanhoe, the Black Knight, and bold Robin Hood.
"My Lady Caprice" by Jeffrey Farnol
A fragrant white or pink form is called the nodding wake robin.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
And no more would the robins wake her, and they fussing in the great hawthorn-tree over the coming of dawn.
"The Wind Bloweth" by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
Margaret was waked the next morning by the cheerful and persistent song of a robin, which had perched on a twig just outside her window.
"Three Margarets" by Laura E. Richards
Here he came upon evidences of a meal which the rival had made upon wake-robin roots.
"Followers of the Trail" by Zoe Meyer
How soundly all the night I slept, without a care or sorrow, And waked when sunshine lit the room, and robins sang good-morrow.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, V. 5, April 1878" by Various
I heard oars on the bay; and now that the sounds of men began, the robin mounted the fence and sang his waking song.
"Little Brothers of the Air" by Olive Thorne Miller
Now a robin piped its three first waking notes, and the mountaineer's eyes opened wide.
"Sunlight Patch" by Credo Fitch Harris
She was sitting by the dining-room window; it was open, and a pitcher of wild phlox and pink-and-white wake-robins stood in it.
"Happy Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
Read "Wake Robin," "Birds and Poets," and "Indoor Studies" (Houghton Mifflin Co.).
"The Complete Club Book for Women" by Caroline French Benton
Then one day the sun shines warm and the robin sings to her and wakes her.
"The Master's Violin" by Myrtle Reed
And afterwards a long sleep, Waking to the song of robins.
"Songs and Satires" by Edgar Lee Masters
The Trillium, Wake-robin, is a wonderful flower.
"Old-Time Gardens" by Alice Morse Earle
TRILLIUM, L. WAKE ROBIN.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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In poetry:

Hark, the voice of England wakes him as of old
And, shattering the silence with a cry of brighter gold
Bugles in the greenwood echo from the steep,
Sherwood in the red dawn, is Robin Hood asleep?
"A Song of Sherwood" by Alfred Noyes
Merry, merry England is waking as of old,
With eyes of blither hazel and hair of brighter gold:
For Robin Hood is here again beneath the bursting spray
In Sherwood, in Sherwood, about the break of day.
"A Song of Sherwood" by Alfred Noyes
He allus went a-whistlin' round the place, as glad at heart
As robins up at five o'clock to git an airly start;
And many a time 'fore daylight Mother's waked me up to say--
"Jest listen, David!--listen!--Johnny's beat the birds to-day!"
"How John Quit The Farm" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

15 am this past Sunday, a nurse, Robin, quietly came into a room in Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway, Maine, and barely waking the patient up, gently changed the packing inside her badly infected and very painful foot wound.
The only good things about The Spectrum 's closing are the memories it'll conjure the closer to implosion, and the rash of wildly amazing shows (Maxwell with Robin Thicke, Leonard Cohen, Halloween with Pearl Jam) in the wake of its finale.
Wake Robin farmer tending her crops.
BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y.–Wake Robin, a specialty home shop, has been opened here by Megan David, a former buyer for ABC Carpet & Home.
VPR Classical Begins Broadcasting at 94.5 from Wake Robin in Shelburne.
Vermont Public Radio is now broadcasting at 94.5 from Wake Robin in Shelburne.
LONDON (AP) – Bee Gees star Robin Gibb has colorectal cancer and remains in intensive care after waking from a coma, his doctor said Sunday.
Bee Gees star Robin Gibb has advanced colorectal cancer and remains in intensive care after waking from a coma, his doctor said Sunday.
Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb is conscious and able to speak to his wife and family after waking from a coma.
NATIONAL NEWS — In the wake of North Carolina's landmark decision to ban gay marriage, the Commander in Chief is speaking out during an exclusive interview with Good Morning America 's Robin Roberts.
Robin Gibb beat the odds in waking from coma.
The son of Robin Gibb says the Bee Gees star has beaten the odds by waking from a coma just days after doctors said he may not survive.
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