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see pinkpink,
common name for some members of the Caryophyllaceae, a family of small herbs found chiefly in north temperate zones (especially the Mediterranean area) but with several genera indigenous to south temperate zones and high altitudes of tropical mountains.
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; stockstock,
in botany, common name for any species of the genus Matthiola, for Malcomia maritima (Virginia stock), and for the wallflower, all belonging to the family Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae; mustard family), and for a carnation of the family Caryophyllaceae (pink
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; wallflowerwallflower,
Mediterranean perennial (Cheiranthus cheiri) of the family Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae; mustard family), particularly popular in Europe, where it flourishes on old walls.
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The Gillyflowers are oft described as a country outfit but when I saw them at last year's Meadows Festival on a hot summers day in Edinburgh, they were far more punk and lo-fi than I expected.
An emotional moment came when Adamson's daughter Kirsten – a singer whose own fine band the Gillyflowers supported – guested alongside Peters on Fragile Thing, while a couple of new songs were debuted, including the suitably epic The Journey.
21 WED THE GILLYFLOWERS George Street @ The Terrace Led by Scotland's answer to Dolly Parton, Kirsten Adamson has been uplifting people's spirits with her charming folksy music since 2008.