wild·​flow·​er ˈwī(-ə)ld-ˌflau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce wildflower (audio)
: the flower of a wild or uncultivated plant or the plant bearing it

Examples of wildflower in a Sentence

a field full of wildflowers
Recent Examples on the Web This woodland wildflower is adored for its unique blooms. Kim Toscano, Southern Living, 11 July 2024 The dynamic blend of creative urban transplants and nature lovers has amped up the region’s ever-convergence of innovation (new galleries openings and a forward-looking culinary scene) and natural beauty (rushing streams along high green grass and valleys of wildflowers). Jessica Chapel, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 July 2024 The collection's complete dinnerware option also features six dinner plates and six bowls with intricate wildflower paintings on each. Sophia Beams, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 June 2024 Paddington Honey offers local wildflower honey in a variety of sizes, as well as artisanal, infused and creamed honey available in hot honey, lavender honey and cinnamon honey flavors. Alexandra Maloney, Charlotte Observer, 21 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for wildflower 

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Word History

First Known Use

1620, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wildflower was in 1620

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“Wildflower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wildflower. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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: the flower of a wild plant or the plant bearing it

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