[pingk-root, -roo t] /ˈpɪŋkˌrut, -ˌrʊt/
the of any of various plants belonging to the genus Spigelia, of the logania family, especially that of S. marilandica of the U.S., that is used as a vermifuge.
any of these plants.
any of several loganiaceous plants of the genus Spigelia, esp S. marilandica, of the southeastern US, having red-and-yellow flowers and pink roots
the powdered root of this plant, used as a vermifuge
a fungal disease of onions and related plants resulting in stunted growth and shrivelled pink roots
noun, Plant Pathology. 1. a disease of onions and other plants, characterized by pink, withered roots, caused by a fungus, Pyrenochaeta terrestris.
[pingk] /pɪŋk/ noun 1. a color varying from light crimson to pale reddish purple. 2. any of several plants of the genus Dianthus, as the clove pink or carnation. Compare . 3. the flower of such a plant; carnation. 4. the highest form or degree; prime: a runner in the pink of condition. 5. Older […]
noun 1. a small Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, distinguished by its small scales and long anal fin and by the bright red spawning coloration of males, occurring from California to Alaska and in waters of Japan: fished commercially and for sport. noun 1. any salmon having pale pink flesh, esp Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, of the Pacific […]
- Pink-shirt book
publication “The Peter Norton Programmer’s Guide to the IBM PC”. The original cover featured a picture of Peter Norton with a silly smirk on his face, wearing a pink shirt. Perhaps in recognition of this usage, the current edition has a different picture of Norton wearing a pink shirt. See also book titles. [Jargon File] […]