[ stahr-flou-er ]
/ ˈstɑrˌflaʊ ər /
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any of several plants having starlike flowers, as the star-of-Bethlehem or a plant belonging to the genus Trientalis of the primrose family.
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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
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The original bridge was built by the Monks of Starflower Abbey near 700 years since.A Tour throughout South Wales and Monmouthshire|J. T. Barber
British Dictionary definitions for starflower
/ (ˈstɑːˌflaʊə) /
any of several plants with starlike flowers, esp the star-of-Bethlehem
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