anemone

[uh-nem-uh-nee]
noun
1.
any of various plants belonging to the genus Anemone, of the buttercup family, having petallike sepals and including several wild species with white flowers as well as others cultivated for their showy flowers in a variety of colors.

Origin:
1545–55; < Latin < Greek: literally, daughter of the wind, equivalent to ánem(os) wind + -ōnē feminine patronymic suffix; see -one

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anemone (əˈnɛmənɪ)
 
n
See also pasqueflower Compare sea anemone any ranunculaceous woodland plant of the genus Anemone of N temperate regions, such as the white-flowered A. nemorosa (wood anemone or windflower). Some cultivated anemones have lilac, pale blue, pink, purple, or red flowers
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek: windflower, from anemos wind]

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anemone
flowering plant genus, 1540s, from L. anemone, from Gk. anemone "wind flower," lit. "daughter of the wind," from anemos "wind" (cognate with L. anima, see animal) + -one feminine patronymic suffix, the flower name perhaps originally from Hebrew (cf. na'aman, in nit'e na'amanim,
lit. "plants of pleasantness," in Is. xvii.10, from na'em "was pleasant"). Sea anemone is from 1773.
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anemone   (ə-něm'ə-nē)  Pronunciation Key 
See sea anemone.
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Example sentences
The cave was named after the sea anemones, or animal flowers, that once
  flourished here.
They consist of a single continuous line that swells and shrinks to create
  silhouettes of familiar things: cats, leaves, anemones.
The result the hermit crab uses biological warfare to defend himself with the
  stinging power of the anemones.
He came home with half a mustache, clutching a bouquet of anemones.
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