foamflower

noun

foam·​flow·​er ˈfōm-ˌflau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce foamflower (audio)
: a spring-flowering herb (Tiarella cordifolia) of eastern North America that has white flowers with long stamens and no stem leaves

called also false miterwort

Examples of foamflower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If native ferns and wildflowers such as bloodroot, wild ginger, trillium, and foamflower thrive in your shade garden, conditions are probably good for ginseng. Rita Pelczar, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Dec. 2022 All-white daffodils add sophistication and are effective companions for other delicate early-spring plants, such as snowflake, scilla, muscari, phlox, bluebells, foamflower and epimediums. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2021 Like heucherella, which is a blend of coralbells (heuchera) and foamflower (tiarella), A. thalictroides boasts features of both anemone (the flower is similar) and meadow rue (the foliage). Bonnie Blodgett, Twin Cities, 20 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of foamflower was in 1895

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“Foamflower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foamflower. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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