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A slender evergreen trailing plant with pairs of very small trumpet-shaped pink flowers in the leaf axils, native to coniferous woodland in northern latitudes.
- ‘Part way along there was an astonishing profusion of pinkish-white twinflowers alongside the trail.’
- ‘In the old days people wrapped the twinflower round there feet and legs to cure pains.’
- ‘While twinflower leaves are similar to those of bearberry, they can be differentiated by the presence of the notch and the fact that the leaves emerge in pairs.’
- ‘Many wildflowers in the habitat belong to the acanthus family, including branched foldwing, Carolina scalystem, Carolina wild petunia, loose-flower water willow, and swamp twinflower.’
- ‘A floor of twinflowers and a maze of pathways leads to unsuspecting breathtaking areas.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.