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[wind-flou-er] /ˈwɪndˌflaʊ ər/
any plant belonging to the genus Anemone, of the buttercup family, having divided leaves and showy, solitary flowers.
Origin of windflower
1545-55; translation of Greek amemṓnē anemone; see wind1, flower Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I am named the windflower; but, sir, you too have a beautiful title; they call you the Prince of Pity.

    The Village of Youth Bessie Hatton
  • "No, we are a numerous and beautiful family," said the windflower.

    Sandman's Goodnight Stories Abbie Phillips Walker
  • Had she been a 'nowadays aunt' she might have thought that Mary was not unlike a windflower herself.

    A Book of Quaker Saints Lucy Violet Hodgkin
  • She had been christened Mercy, but the people called her the "windflower."

    The Village of Youth Bessie Hatton
  • Now, what do you suppose there is between the windflower and the Wind?

    Sandman's Goodnight Stories Abbie Phillips Walker
  • The "windflower" seemed to have been bruised by a rough tempest.

    The Village of Youth Bessie Hatton
  • The windflower stepped forward boldly, and a breath of breeze ran through her hair and raised her banner.

  • "The only gift I crave is what nobody can give," said windflower.

    The Blue Rose Fairy Book Maurice Baring
  • And so the "windflower" was uprooted from among her kith and kin.

    The Village of Youth Bessie Hatton
  • The lamprey (lambens petram) was called once the suckstone or the lickstone; and the anemone the windflower.

    English Past and Present Richard Chevenix Trench
British Dictionary definitions for windflower


any of various anemone plants, such as the wood anemone
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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