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dayflower

[dey-flou-er]
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noun
  1. any plant of the genus Commelina, usually bearing clusters of small, blue flowers that bloom for only one day.
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Origin of dayflower

First recorded in 1680–90; day + flower
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British Dictionary definitions for dayflower

dayflower

noun
  1. any of various tropical and subtropical plants of the genus Commelina, having jointed creeping stems, narrow pointed leaves, and blue or purplish flowers which wilt quickly: family Commelinaceae
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