state flower

noun

Definition of state flower

: a flowering plant selected (as by the legislature) as an emblem of a state of the U.S.

Examples of state flower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new Mississippi flag has the state flower on a dark blue background with red bars on either end. Emily Wagster Pettus, chicagotribune.com, "Mississippi replaces Confederate-themed state flag, approves flag with magnolia," 4 Nov. 2020 The new Mississippi flag has the state flower on a dark blue background with red bars on either end. Emily Wagster Pettus, chicagotribune.com, "Mississippi replaces Confederate-themed state flag, approves flag with magnolia," 4 Nov. 2020 The new flag, featuring a magnolia, the state flower, had bipartisan support, the Clarion-Ledger reports. National Geographic, "What Kamala Harris means," 9 Nov. 2020 The new Mississippi flag has the state flower on a dark blue background with red bars on either end. Emily Wagster Pettus, chicagotribune.com, "Mississippi replaces Confederate-themed state flag, approves flag with magnolia," 4 Nov. 2020 The new Mississippi flag has the state flower on a dark blue background with red bars on either end. Emily Wagster Pettus, chicagotribune.com, "Mississippi replaces Confederate-themed state flag, approves flag with magnolia," 4 Nov. 2020 The new Mississippi flag has the state flower on a dark blue background with red bars on either end. Emily Wagster Pettus, chicagotribune.com, "Mississippi replaces Confederate-themed state flag, approves flag with magnolia," 4 Nov. 2020 The new flag, which was designed by a commission chosen by state leaders that include tribal leaders, features a magnolia blossom (the state flower) as well as a five-point star that symbolizes the state’s indigenous communities. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "Racial Tolerance Was on the Ballot—and Won," 6 Nov. 2020 The new Mississippi flag has the state flower on a dark blue background with red bars on either end. Emily Wagster Pettus, chicagotribune.com, "Mississippi replaces Confederate-themed state flag, approves flag with magnolia," 4 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of state flower

1898, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jan 2021

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“State flower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/state%20flower. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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