dayflower

noun

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

Examples of dayflower in a Sentence

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

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1688, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dayflower was circa 1688

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“Dayflower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dayflower. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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