day·​flow·​er | \ ˈdā-ˌflau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce dayflower (audio) \

Definition of dayflower

: any of a genus (Commelina) of herbs of the spiderwort family having one petal smaller than the other two especially : a blue-flowered Asian herb (C. communis) with the smaller petal white that has become naturalized as a weed in the U.S.

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Recent Examples on the Web In sheltered niches, dayflowers sometimes usher in the first days of winter. Dave Taft, New York Times, "The True Blue Asiatic Dayflower," 20 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of dayflower

circa 1688, in the meaning defined above

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“Dayflower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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