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dayflower

[ dey-flou-er ]
/ ˈdeɪˌflaʊ ər /
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noun
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
/ (ˈdeɪˌflaʊə) /

noun
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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