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wildflower

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[wahyld-flou-er] /ˈwaɪldˌflaʊ ər/
noun
1.
the flower of a plant that normally grows in fields, forests, etc., without deliberate cultivation.
2.
the plant itself.
Origin of wildflower
1790-1800
1790-1800; wild + flower
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  • "If you know anything simpler than a wildflower, I'd like to be shown it," retorted Blue Bonnet.

  • But it was only an innocent autumn wildflower, perilously blooming.

    Mr. Prohack E. Arnold Bennett
  • He picks a wildflower nudging its face through calloused stone and watches the juice break onto forward skin.

    The Land of Look Behind Paul Cameron Brown
  • Here is more "May-flower" or marsh marigold; let us take some; it will make a bright show in our wildflower cluster.

  • Quite in contrast to this wildflower is a potted plant, of whom Cooper is almost equally fond.

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