wind·​flow·​er ˈwin(d)-ˌflau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce windflower (audio)

Examples of windflower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But crocus are, in fact, corms, and winter aconite and Grecian windflower grow from hard, lumpy tubers. Marty Ross, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Feb. 2021 This weeks-long parade is enlivened by specialty bulbs, which bloom in the following order, loosely: giant snowdrop, bulbous iris, common snowdrop, crocus, scilla, chionodoxa (glory-of-the-snow), windflower and muscari (grape hyacinth). Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 21 Oct. 2020 Their lingering foliage offers a week or so of green respite — and then spring kicks in with effusions of dicentra, uvularias, bloodroot and trilliums, with some Italian windflowers and Virginia bluebells joining the party. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 19 Feb. 2020 As these beauties fade, they are succeeded by carpets of the Italian windflower. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 19 Feb. 2020 Think carefully about the location of your windflowers before planting. Bob Gathany,, 8 Feb. 2018 The genus name, anemone, is most likely derived from the Greek word for wind, anemos, and is the source of one of the plant’s most colorful common names: windflower. Dave Taft, New York Times, 26 Apr. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1551, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of windflower was in 1551

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“Windflower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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