wild·​flow·​er | \ ˈwī(-ə)ld-ˌflau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce wildflower (audio) \

Definition of wildflower

: 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 More importantly, the raindrops carried the spark of hope that ignites the fire of anticipation for more rain over the winter months followed by a rare, spring wildflower super bloom. San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Dec. 2021 Decades later in 1986, lawmakers would adopt the white trillium as Ohio's official wildflower, which is found in most, if not all, of the state's 88 counties. Jessie Balmert, The Enquirer, 24 Dec. 2021 Although the path is fuzzy, the objective is clear - now is the time to turn wildflower gardens into prairies. Russ Conser, Forbes, 6 Dec. 2021 One small gift is a flight of honey — wildflower, orange blossom, mangrove and palmetto — while another box contains several flavors of cookies. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, 26 Nov. 2021 That question is the basis for an AR project by artist Tamiko Thiel, who has transformed one of the exhibition halls into an idyllic wildflower habitat. CNN, 19 Nov. 2021 Derick MacKinnon, a 39-year-old musician from the Scottish highlands, handed them a concert flier made of biodegradable paper embedded with wildflower seeds. Washington Post, 6 Nov. 2021 The couple looked at a handful of new developments in Brooklyn before settling on a two-bedroom unit at 58 Saint Marks Place, with a small private terrace and views of the wildflower garden, for about $1.3 million. New York Times, 15 Oct. 2021 In 1930, the company changed its name to Blue Bell Creameries after the native Texas bluebell wildflower. Timothy Fanning, San Antonio Express-News, 14 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of wildflower

1620, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jan 2022

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“Wildflower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wildflower. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of wildflower

: a flower that grows in natural places without being planted by people


wild·​flow·​er | \ ˈwīld-ˌflau̇-ər \

Kids Definition of wildflower

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

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