wildflower

or wild flow·er

[wahyld-flou-er]

noun

the flower of a plant that normally grows in fields, forests, etc., without deliberate cultivation.
the plant itself.

Nearby words

  1. wilder, thornton niven,
  2. wilderness,
  3. wilderness area,
  4. wilderness road,
  5. wildfire,
  6. wildfowl,
  7. wilding,
  8. wildish,
  9. wildland,
  10. wildlands

Origin of wildflower

First recorded in 1790–1800; wild + flower

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British Dictionary definitions for wild flower

wild flower

noun

Also: wildflower any flowering plant that grows in an uncultivated state
the flower of such a plant
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