pinx·ter flower (pĭngkstər)
An azalea (Rhododendron periclymenoides) of the eastern United States, having pink or purple flowers that bloom before the leaves appear.
[From Pinkster, Pinxter, Whitsuntide, from obsolete Dutch pinxter, from Middle Dutch, ultimately from Greek pentēkostē, Pentecost; see PENTECOST.]
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