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pimpernel:

see primroseprimrose,
common name for the genus Primula of the Primulaceae, a family of low perennial herbs with species found on all continents, most frequently in north temperate regions.
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pimpernel

1. any of several plants of the primulaceous genus Anagallis, such as the scarlet pimpernel, typically having small star-shaped flowers
2. any of several similar and related plants, such as Lysimachia nemorum (yellow pimpernel)
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Before relocating to his current base, Big Bad Bob stood at Islanmore Stud, now home to Craven Stakes winner and Racing Post Trophy runner-up Elusive Pimpernel.
An aspect of Culina's operations that appealed to Pimpernel Wharf was its existing relationship with the supermarket.
Tried over nine furlongs at Headquarters, Elusive Pimpernel looked to need a sharpener and his jockey was not hard on him, giving plenty of hope for further improvement.
Elusive Pimpernel faces stiff opposition in what could be the race for minor honours behind St Nicholas Abbey.
DECISION: Kieren Fallon REMATCH: St Nicholas Abbey (right) and Elusive Pimpernel (left), finishing first and second at Doncaster last year, are set to clash again at Newmarket
Elusive Pimpernel tested the water in Group One company in the Racing Post Trophy on his final appearance and although he was no match for runaway winner St Nicholas Abbey, he was easily best of the rest.
St Nicholas Abbey sauntered home almost four lengths clear of Elusive Pimpernel and now it's 20-1 bar one for next year's Derby with this runaway winner on offer at around 3-1.
RACING POST TROPHY, Paddy Power: 9-4 St NicholasAbbey, 4-1 Elusive Pimpernel, 5-1Al Zir, Coordinated Cut, 14-1 Joshua Tree, Marfach, Morana, Shakespearean, 16-1 Jan Vermeer, 18-1 Al Ghazal, Musaafer, 20-1 Dancing David, 22-1 Elusive Award, 25-1 Midas Touch, 33-1 Big Audio, Hanson'D, 40-1 Dubai Phantom, Sharaayeen, 50-1 bar.
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Through this license, Pimpernel will illustrate the breadth of art produced by The Saturday Evening Post.
It is also home to the MTV Studios as well as the Minksoff Theatre, which opened in 1973 and has featured some of Broadway's great performances, including Fiddler on the Roof, Sunset Boulevard and the Scarlet Pimpernel.
For instance, Anagallis arvensis is known as scarlet pimpernel, shepherd's barometer, and poor man's weatherglass.