a scarlet letter “A,” formerly worn by one convicted of adultery.
Scarlet Letter, The
a novel (1850) by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
(esp among US Puritans) a scarlet letter A formerly worn by a person convicted of adultery
noun 1. scarlet lychnis. 2. red valerian.
noun 1. cardinal flower. cardinal flower noun 1. a North American plant, Lobelia cardinalis, with showy red tubular flowers in an elongated cluster. cardinal flower noun 1. a campanulaceous plant, Lobelia cardinalis of E North America, that has brilliant scarlet, pink, or white flowers
noun 1. a plant, Lychnis chalcedonica, of the pink family, having scarlet or sometimes white flowers, the arrangement and shape of the petals resembling a Maltese cross.
noun 1. See under monkey flower. monkey flower noun 1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Mimulus, of the figwort family, as M. cardinalis (scarlet monkey flower) having spotted flowers that resemble a face. monkey flower noun 1. any of various scrophulariaceous plants of the genus Mimulus, cultivated for their yellow or red […]