Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several small plants of the genus Trientalis, especially T. borealis, of northeast North America, having white starlike flowers.
  • n. Any of several plants having starlike flowers.

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  • n. Any of several annual herbs, of the genus Trientalis, having white star-shaped leaves

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  • n. common Old World herb having grasslike leaves and clusters of star-shaped white flowers with green stripes; naturalized in the eastern United States

Etymologies

star +‎ flower (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The parade of little bulbs includes crocus, winter aconite, dwarf iris (Iris reticulata), puschkinia (Pushkinia libanotica), checkered lilies (Fritillaria meleagris), spring starflower (Ipheion uniflorum), species tulips and grape hyacinth.

    Suzy Bales: Spring Bulbs: Nature's Wonders

  • Yllin paused a moment by a starflower bush to let us catch up.

    Promise of the Wolves

  • In the woods, the starflower is blooming and the flower known colloquially as Canadian lily of the valley or wild lily of the valley.

    a song and an electrifying job

  • If you have any starflower or soldier's friend, they are good for such injuries.

    Spirit Gate

  • The bright spring day shone reassuringly on columbine and starflower.

    The Welkening

  • Lupine and starflower flowed in ribbons across our path.

    The Welkening

  • And I was once the boy with the starflower in the sixth cup, giving to my child-mother, when gifts were possible between us.

    Changed Man and the King of Words

  • Here or there in the plume, shone a paper rose or starflower -- in the wreath of evergreen laid about the base, were tulips, lilies, and bigger roses, all made of paper.

    Dishes & Beverages of the Old South

  • Judged others and still does not know himself ... hmmm tobad for that guy. lehish: volcano starflower oceans moonsing

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  • Gamolenic acid lowers seizure threshold: evening primrose oil, borage (starflower).

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