Definition of sea pink in US English:

sea pink


  • another term for thrift (sense 2)
    • ‘Drifts of sea pinks coloured the soft grass of the cliff tops and house martins zipped by flashing their pure white rumps.’
    • ‘I persuaded the children to join me in a walk threading between heather, sea pinks and campion along a volley of headlands.’
    • ‘The sea pinks had been desiccated by the drought - colour and life sucked out of them.’
    • ‘In late spring the sea pinks here are an absolute delight.’
    • ‘What he saw among the wheeling of gulls, the trembling of sea pinks, and the sprouting of broom, was a crack.’