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African daisy

African daisy

African daisy (Osteospermum sp.), also known as "Pink Whirls." (Date of Image: January 2003) Credit: Photo by Jon Sullivan; courtesy PDPhoto.org.
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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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