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 for Pencil flower
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pencil \Pen"cil\, n. [OF. pincel, F. pinceau, L. penicillum,
     penicillus, equiv. to peniculus, dim. of penis a tail. Cf.
     1. A small, fine brush of hair or bristles used by painters
        for laying on colors.
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              With subtile pencil depainted was this storie.
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     2. A slender cylinder or strip of black lead, graphite,
        colored chalk, slate etc., or such a cylinder or strip
        inserted in a small wooden rod intended to be pointed, or
        in a case, which forms a handle, -- used for drawing or
        writing. See Graphite.
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     3. Hence, figuratively, an artist's ability or peculiar
        manner; also, in general, the act or occupation of the
        artist, descriptive writer, etc.
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     4. (Opt.) An aggregate or collection of rays of light,
        especially when diverging from, or converging to, a point.
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     5. (Geom.) A number of lines that intersect in one point, the
        point of intersection being called the pencil point.
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     6. (Med.) A small medicated bougie.
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     Pencil case, a holder for pencil lead.
     Pencil flower (Bot.), an American perennial leguminous herb
        ({Stylosanthes elatior).
     Pencil lead, a slender rod of black lead, or the like,
        adapted for insertion in a holder.
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