bachelor's button

noun

Definition of bachelor's button

: a European composite (Centaurea cyanus) having flower heads with usually blue, pink, or white rays that is often cultivated in North America

called also cornflower

Examples of bachelor's button in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Flowers which air dry well include goldenrod, hydrangea, statice, strawflower, celosia, rosebuds, yarrow, globe amaranth, grass plumes, rudbeckia, bachelor's buttons, zinnias and sunflower, to name a few. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "How to create festive and free holiday decorations straight from your garden," 4 Nov. 2017

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1847, in the meaning defined above

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“Bachelor's button.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bachelor%27s%20button. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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