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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 La·dy's cush·ion Bot. An herb growing in dense tufts; the thrift (Armeria vulgaris).
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gil·ly·flow·er n.  [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.
 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 Flos-cuculi).
 Queen's gillyflower, or Winter gillyflower, damewort.
 Sea gillyflower, the thrift (Armeria vulgaris).
 Wall gillyflower, the wallflower (Cheiranthus Cheiri).
 Water gillyflower, the water violet.