See under pimpernel.
a plant belonging to the genus Anagallis, of the primrose family, especially A. arvensis (scarlet pimpernel) having scarlet or white flowers that close at the approach of bad weather.
any of several plants of the primulaceous genus Anagallis, such as the scarlet pimpernel, typically having small star-shaped flowers
any of several similar and related plants, such as Lysimachia nemorum (yellow pimpernel)
a weedy primulaceous plant, Anagallis arvensis, of temperate regions, having small red, purple, or white star-shaped flowers that close in bad weather Also called poor man’s weatherglass, shepherd’s weatherglass
- Scarlet red
scarlet red n. An azo dye used as an agent to promote the healing of wounds and as a histological stain.
noun 1. a twining, South American bean plant, Phaseolus coccineus, having clusters of scarlet flowers. scarlet runner noun 1. a climbing perennial bean plant, Phaseolus multiflorus (or P. coccineus), of tropical America, having scarlet flowers: widely cultivated for its long green edible pods containing edible seeds Also called runner bean, string bean
noun 1. a tender shrub, Salvia splendens, of Brazil, having ovate leaves and bell-shaped scarlet flowers.
noun 1. a sexually promiscuous woman, especially a prostitute or a woman who commits adultery. 2. a symbol of pagan Rome or, opprobriously, of the church of Rome. Rev. 17:1–6. scarlet woman noun 1. (New Testament) a sinful woman described in Revelation 17, interpreted as a figure either of pagan Rome or of the Roman […]