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1A perennial flowering pink, Dianthus chinensis; = "China-pink".
2North American. The pinkroot, Spigelia marilandica (family Loganiaceae), found in moist woodland areas of the south-eastern United States, having red tubular flowers and a root which was formerly used as an anthelmintic.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Evelyn (1620–1706), diarist and writer. From Indian + pink.
Indian pink/ˌɪndɪən ˈpɪŋk/
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