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 Illinois aims to add 150 million stems of the state wildflower by 2038. Morgan Greene, chicagotribune.com, "Federal officials say monarch butterflies need protection under the Endangered Species Act, but they won’t get it this year," 15 Dec. 2020 The area just south of Dallas is known as wildflower country and the epicenter of the state’s famous bluebonnets, which reach their peak each April. Hannah Walhout, Travel + Leisure, "4 Boutique Trailer Hotels for Your Next Socially Distant Getaway," 11 Dec. 2020 Their wildflower honey with lavender is made from a mix of flowers and provides vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Shelby Comroe, Marie Claire, "Coast to Coast: 50 Women-Run Businesses in America to Shop This Holiday," 7 Dec. 2020 Just don’t apply pre-emergent herbicides in the same area as your wildflower seed. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Calvin Finch: Plant wildflower seed now for spring and summer blooms," 10 Sep. 2020 This pack offers four honey varieties: clover, wildflower, orange blossom, and berry. Sarah Vincelette, USA TODAY, "25 thoughtful get-well-soon gifts to send to loved ones," 9 Dec. 2020 Try glazing your butternut squash with plum and rose jam or dressing up your morning bowl of granola with a drizzle of wildflower-lavender honey. New York Times, "The T List: Holiday Gift Guide, Part II," 2 Dec. 2020 Chicago resident Janet Swenson leads wildflower walks around the pond, educating people about the plants that populate the banks of North Pond. Madeline Buckley, chicagotribune.com, "Lincoln Park’s North Pond is drying up and in ‘dire need’ of restoration," 29 Nov. 2020 Start on Indian Heaven Trail 33 by the campground, where huckleberries and wildflower meadows are accompanied by views of Mount Rainier and Goat Rocks, an extinct volcano in the Cascade Range to the north. Maggy Lehmicke, Outside Online, "The Best Day Hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail," 4 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of wildflower

1620, in the meaning defined above

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23 Dec 2020

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“Wildflower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wildflower. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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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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