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 for Armeria vulgaris
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gillyflower \Gil"ly*flow`er\, n. [OE. gilofre, gilofer, clove,
     OF. girofre, girofle, F. girofle: cf. F. girofl['e]e
     gillyflower, fr. girofle, Gr. ? clove tree; ? nut + ? leaf,
     akin to E. foliage. Cf. Caryophyllus, July-flower.]
     [Written also gilliflower.] (Bot.)
     1. A name given by old writers to the clove pink ({Dianthus
        Caryophyllus) but now to the common stock ({Matthiola
        incana), a cruciferous plant with showy and fragrant
        blossoms, usually purplish, but often pink or white.
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     2. A kind of apple, of a roundish conical shape, purplish red
        color, and having a large core.
     Clove gillyflower, the clove pink.
     Marsh gillyflower, the ragged robin ({Lychnis
     Queen's gillyflower, or Winter gillyflower, damewort.
     Sea+gillyflower,+the+thrift+({Armeria+vulgaris">Sea gillyflower, the thrift ({Armeria vulgaris).
     Wall+gillyflower,+the+wallflower+({Cheiranthus+Cheiri">Wall gillyflower, the wallflower ({Cheiranthus Cheiri).
     Water gillyflower, the water violet.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lady's cushion \La"dy's cush"ion\, (Bot.)
     An herb growing in dense tufts; the thrift ({Armeria
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thrift \Thrift\ (thr[i^]ft), n. [Icel. [thorn]rift. See
     1. A thriving state; good husbandry; economical management in
        regard to property; frugality.
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              The rest, . . . willing to fall to thrift, prove
              very good husbands.                   --Spenser.
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     2. Success and advance in the acquisition of property;
        increase of worldly goods; gain; prosperity. "Your thrift
        is gone full clean." --Chaucer.
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              I have a mind presages me such thrift. --Shak.
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     3. Vigorous growth, as of a plant.
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     4. (Bot.) One of several species of flowering plants of the
        genera Statice and Armeria.
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     Common thrift (Bot.), Armeria vulgaris; -- also called
        sea pink.
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     Syn: Frugality; economy; prosperity; gain; profit.
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