anemone

[ uh-nem-uh-nee ]
/ əˈnɛm əˌni /

noun

any of various plants belonging to the genus Anemone, of the buttercup family, having petallike sepals and including several wild species with white flowers as well as others cultivated for their showy flowers in a variety of colors.

Origin of anemone

1545–55; < Latin < Greek: literally, daughter of the wind, equivalent to ánem(os) wind + -ōnē feminine patronymic suffix; see -one
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British Dictionary definitions for anemone

anemone

/ (əˈnɛmənɪ) /

noun

any ranunculaceous woodland plant of the genus Anemone of N temperate regions, such as the white-flowered A. nemorosa (wood anemone or windflower). Some cultivated anemones have lilac, pale blue, pink, purple, or red flowersSee also pasqueflower Compare sea anemone

Word Origin for anemone

C16: via Latin from Greek: windflower, from anemos wind
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Science definitions for anemone

anemone

[ ə-nĕmə-nē ]

See sea anemone.
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