an Old World plant, Anemone pulsatilla, of the buttercup family, having purple, crocuslike flowers blooming about Easter.
a related plant, A. patens, having similar flowers: the state flower of South Dakota.
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British Dictionary definitions for pasqueflower
a purple-flowered herbaceous ranunculaceous plant, Anemone pulsatilla (or Pulsatilla vulgaris), of N and Central Europe and W Asia
any of several related North American plants, such as A. patens
- Symbol: paschal flower, pulsatilla
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