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wildflower

or wild flow·er

[ wahyld-flou-er ]

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of wildflower1

First recorded in 1790–1800; wild + flower

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Example Sentences

To solve the puzzle, Graham and colleagues needed to know if the wildflower pulls nutrients from insect corpses.

The fact that picking these wildflowers stuck with her, I thought, was just representative of who she was.

The preserve doesn’t have camping, but hike any of its 40 miles of trails for a solitary experience of birdsong, wildflowers, and bison.

East Humboldt Wilderness has a 32,364-acre buffet of mountain vegetation, from grasses and wildflowers to pines and aspens—all splashed across the rocky slopes of the East Humboldt Range.

The name translates as wildflowers, which are etched on the elegant, traditionally shaped rosé bottle.

“I always want to be a sort of bad-ass, and I always come out smelling like a wildflower,” she told me.

He picks a wildflower nudging its face through calloused stone and watches the juice break onto forward skin.

And he also loved to look at Sun Cloud, who possessed all of that rare wildflower beauty sometimes given to the northern Crees.

Here is more "May-flower" or marsh marigold; let us take some; it will make a bright show in our wildflower cluster.

"If you know anything simpler than a wildflower, I'd like to be shown it," retorted Blue Bonnet.

Suddenly this lovely wildflower of the mountains disappeared.

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