[ kohn-flou-er ]

  1. any of several composite plants of Rudbeckia,Echinacea, and other genera, having flowers usually with yellow rays and a brown or black disk.

  2. any of various allied plants, as the prairie coneflower.

Origin of coneflower

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; cone + flower

Words Nearby coneflower Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for coneflower


/ (ˈkəʊnˌflaʊə) /

  1. any North American plant of the genera Rudbeckia, Ratibida, and Echinacea, which have rayed flowers with a conelike centre: family Asteraceae (composites): See also black-eyed Susan

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