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seven sisters

n. 1. [ OED idem obs.→1742] the Pleiades, a constellation of stars. <San Sal.>

 2. [cf. OED seven sister('s) rose (same sp?) and ROSE any flower] a flowering plant (sp?): 1976 Native rose bushes (seven sisters, they were called) (Eneas 3). <White, San Sal.>

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Last update: 2011-08-17 17:17
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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