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blushing bride, noun phrase

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Also with initial capitals.
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AfrikaansShow more Unknown; perhaps influenced by the Afrikaans name skaamblom, skaam shy + blom flower; see quotation 1977.
The shrub Serruria florida of the Proteaceae; its drooping, pale pink flowers. Also attributive.
1917 R. Marloth Dict. of Common Names of Plants 13Blushing bride, Serruria florida. One of the..rarest flowers of S.A., known only from one of the valleys of the upper Bergriver (Franschhoek). Flowering in winter.
1992 [see marsh rose].
The shrub Serruria florida of the Proteaceae; its drooping, pale pink flowers. Also attributive.

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