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windflower

[wind-flou-er]
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noun
  1. any plant belonging to the genus Anemone, of the buttercup family, having divided leaves and showy, solitary flowers.

Origin of windflower

1545–55; translation of Greek amemṓnē anemone; see wind1, flower
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Historical Examples

  • "I have no secret the world cannot know," said the Windflower.

    Sandman's Goodnight Stories

    Abbie Phillips Walker

  • "No, we are a numerous and beautiful family," said the Windflower.

    Sandman's Goodnight Stories

    Abbie Phillips Walker

  • But in spite of the low voice of the Rose the little Windflower heard her.

    Sandman's Goodnight Stories

    Abbie Phillips Walker

  • Now, what do you suppose there is between the Windflower and the Wind?

    Sandman's Goodnight Stories

    Abbie Phillips Walker

  • The "Windflower" seemed to have been bruised by a rough tempest.


British Dictionary definitions for windflower

windflower

noun
  1. any of various anemone plants, such as the wood anemone
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