lady's-thumb

lady's-thumb

n
(Plants) the usual US name for red shank
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la′dy's-thumb`



n.
a smartweed, Polygonum persicaria, of the buckwheat family, having pink or purplish flowers and lance-shaped leaves with a spot resembling a thumbprint.
[1830–40, Amer.]
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