Meaning of fair maid of France in English:

fair maid of France


(also fair maids of France)
  • 1Ragged robin, Lychnis flos-cuculi.

  • 2Aconite-leaved buttercup, Ranunculus aconitifolius, especially the double-flowered variety flore pleno.

  • 3Meadow saxifrage, Saxifraga granulata.

  • 4Sneezewort, Achillea ptarmica.


Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Parkinson (1566/7–1650), apothecary and herbalist.