bachelor's button

bachelor's-button

[bach-uh-lerz-buht-n, bach-lerz-]
noun
any of various plants with round flower heads, especially the cornflower.

Origin:
1570–80

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bachelor's button

noun
1. an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers [syn: cornflower
2. tropical American herb having rose to red or purple flowers that can be dried without losing color [syn: globe amaranth
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