Definition of sunflower
: any of a genus (Helianthus, especially H. annuus) of New World composite plants with large yellow-rayed flower heads bearing edible seeds that yield an edible oil
Recent Examples of sunflower from the Web
Different varieties of sunflower, saltbush, sagebrush and poppies will eventually spread across the site.
For instance, sunflower, a common ingredient, saw a poor harvest season in 2011, leading to shortages and increases in pricing.
The Spice and Tea Exchange will be at the market with salts, blends and teas, while Country Health Foods' items will be there too, including broccoli and sunflower sprouts from Alaska Sprouts.
Baez, 24, who has emerged as one of the top 10 Major League Baseball players in endorsement deals, signing deals worth $2 million alone in the last six months, is now the face of David's sunflower seeds.
While the fat from peanuts, soybeans, rapeseeds and sunflower seeds does a fine job of frying potatoes, something about the molten flesh of Donald and Daisy renders them irresistible.
That's not to spend his time eating sunflower seeds and chewing bubble gum.
Sunflowers, some already in bloom, dotted the landscape, along with wild alfalfa, grasses and other plants.
Clovers (white and crimson) and members of the Aster family (daisies, sunflowers and zinnias) also are good for bees.
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First Known Use of sunflower
SUNFLOWER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sunflower for English Language Learners
: a tall plant that has very large yellow flowers and that produces seeds which can be eaten
SUNFLOWER Defined for Kids
Definition of sunflower for Students
: a tall plant often grown for its large flower heads with brown center and yellow petals or for its edible oily seeds
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