wood anemone

noun

Definition of wood anemone

: any of several anemones especially : one (Anemone quinquefolia) of North America with solitary often pink-tinged flowers

First Known Use of wood anemone

1650, in the meaning defined above

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“Wood anemone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20anemone. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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