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windflower

[wind-flou-er] /ˈwɪndˌflaʊ ər/
noun
1.
any plant belonging to the genus Anemone, of the buttercup family, having divided leaves and showy, solitary flowers.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; translation of Greek amemṓnē anemone; see wind1, flower
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  • The anemone is sometimes called the windflower since its weak stem causes it to shake easily in even the slightest breeze.
  • The windflower and violet, the brier-rose, the golden-rod.
British Dictionary definitions for windflower

windflower

/ˈwɪndˌflaʊə/
noun
1.
any of various anemone plants, such as the wood anemone
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