from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several plants of the genus Helianthus, especially H. annuus, having tall coarse stems and large, yellow-rayed flower heads that produce edible seeds rich in oil.
- n. The seedlike fruit or the seeds of this plant.
- n. A brilliant yellow to strong or vivid orange yellow.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any plant of the genus Helianthus, so called probably from the form and color of its floral head, having the form of a large disk surrounded by yellow ray flowers; the commonly cultivated sunflower is Helianthus annuus, a native of America.
- n. a bright yellow, like that of the flower petals.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any plant of the genus Helianthus; -- so called probably from the form and color of its flower, which is large disk with yellow rays. The commonly cultivated sunflower is Helianthus annuus, a native of America.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Helianthus, so named from its showy golden radiate heads.
- n. The rock-rose or sun-rose. See Helianthemum.
- n. The marigold, Calendula officinalis, from its opening and closing with the ascent and descent of the sun.
- n. In civil engineering, a full-circle protractor arranged for vertical mounting on a tripod.
- n. In writing-telegraphs and other electrical instruments and apparatus, a series of alternate conducting and insulating segmental pieces or tablets symmetrically arranged in circular form, each conducting piece being connected with a source of electricity and also with the ground.
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- n. any plant of the genus Helianthus having large flower heads with dark disk florets and showy yellow rays
sun + flower (Wiktionary)