Origin of anemone
Examples from the Web for anemone
Figures on their paintings are decked with crowns and garlands of anemone, acacia, convolvulus, and some others.
The Anemone seems to have been a great favorite with Mrs. Hemans.Flowers and Flower-Gardens|David Lester Richardson
Substitutions of this kind form the green "eyes" or centres of certain varieties of Ranunculus and Anemone.Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters
Now and then you find an anemone whose upper disc is contracted in a peculiar manner at opposite sides.
The anemone is always a solitary flower with many stamens, and its petals are of a more delicate texture.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits|Mary Elizabeth Parsons
British Dictionary definitions for anemone
Word Origin for anemone
Word Origin and History for anemone
flowering plant genus, 1550s, from Middle French anemone (16c.) and directly from Latin anemone, from Greek anemone "wind flower," literally "daughter of the wind," from anemos "wind" (cognate with Latin anima; see animus) + -one feminine patronymic suffix. According to Asa Gray, so called because it was thought to open only when the wind blows. Klein suggests the flower name perhaps originally is from Hebrew (cf. na'aman, in nit'e na'amanim, literally "plants of pleasantness," in Is. xvii:10, from na'em "was pleasant"). Applied to a type of sea creature (sea anemone) from 1773.