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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rag′ged rob′in(n.)

  1. a plant, Lychnis flos-cuculi, of the pink family, having pink or white flowers with dissected petals.

    Category: Plants

Origin of ragged robin:

1735–45

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ragged robin, cuckoo flower, Lychnis flos-cuculi, Lychins floscuculi(noun)

    common perennial native to Europe and western Asia having usually pink flowers with ragged petals

Wiktionary

  1. ragged robin(Noun)

    A type of wild campion, Lychnis flos-cuculi, in the family Caryophyllaceae, which grows across Europe and has pink flowers.

  2. Origin: From ragged + robin, probably because of the untidy appearance of its petals.

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