dayflower

noun day·flow·er \ ˈdā-ˌflau̇(-ə)r \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

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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circa 1688


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