wood anemone

noun

Definition of wood anemone

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

Examples of wood anemone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Producing single white or light pink flowers, wood anemone tends to grow in dense mats, covering the ground with foliage and spreading through rhizomes. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Aug. 2020

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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 27 Jul. 2021.

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