star·​flow·​er ˈstär-ˌflau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce starflower (audio)
: any of several plants having star-shaped pentamerous flowers
especially : any of a genus (Trientalis, especially T. borealis) of perennial herbs of the primrose family

Examples of starflower in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1629, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of starflower was in 1629

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“Starflower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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