state flower

noun

: 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 Wisconsin is the only state that claims the wood violet as its state flower, however, three other states have the violet as their state flower: Illinois, New Jersey and Rhode Island. Claire Reid, Journal Sentinel, 24 June 2024 California's poppy blooms, the official state flower, are a major attraction in the sunshine state. Veronica Bravo, USA TODAY, 11 Apr. 2024 Arizona's state flower, the saguaro bloom, is considered one of the most beautiful flower species native to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona and Mexico. Laura Daniella Sepulveda, The Arizona Republic, 7 June 2024 Because winter was cold and wet, early April was too soon to view hillsides blanketed in orange poppies, California’s state flower. Francine Kiefer, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for state flower 

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of state flower was in 1898

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“State flower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/state%20flower. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

state flower

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