any plant belonging to the genus Anemone, of the buttercup family, having divided leaves and showy, solitary flowers.

1545–55; translation of Greek amemṓnē anemone; see wind1, flower Unabridged
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windflower (ˈwɪndˌflaʊə)
any of various anemone plants, such as the wood anemone

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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.
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