wood anemone



any of several anemones, especially Anemone nemorosa, of the Old World, or A. quinquefolia, of the U.S.

Origin of wood anemone

First recorded in 1650–60
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Examples from the Web for wood anemone

Historical Examples of wood anemone

  • “The flower of Death” is the name that the Chinese give to the wind-flower—the wood-anemone.

  • Among the earliest come the anemones, and one of the prettiest of these is the wood-anemone, or wind-flower.

British Dictionary definitions for wood anemone

wood anemone


any of several woodland anemone plants, esp Anemone quinquefolia of E North America and A. nemorosa of Europe, having finely divided leaves and solitary white flowersAlso called: windflower
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