Definitions

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

  • n. Any of various perennial herbs of the genus Anemone, native chiefly to northern temperate regions and having palmately lobed leaves and large flowers with showy sepals. Also called windflower.
  • n. A sea anemone.

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  • n. Any plant of the genus Anemone, of the Ranunculaceae (or buttercup) family, such as the windflower.
  • n. A sea anemone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of plants of the Ranunculus or Crowfoot family; windflower. Some of the species are cultivated in gardens.
  • n. The sea anemone. See Actinia, and Sea anemone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant of the genus Anemonc. Also spelled anemony.
  • n. [capitalized] [NL.] A widely distributed genus of herbaceous perennials, the wind-flowers, natural order Ranunculaceæ.
  • n. In zoology, a sea-anemone (which see).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. marine polyps that resemble flowers but have oral rings of tentacles; differ from corals in forming no hard skeleton
  • n. any woodland plant of the genus Anemone grown for its beautiful flowers and whorls of dissected leaves

Etymologies

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

Latin anemōnē, from Greek, probably from anemos, wind (perhaps because the petals are lost easily in wind).

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Latin anemōnē, from Ancient Greek ἀνεμώνη (anemōnē), from ἄνεμος (ánemos, "wind") + feminine patronymic suffix -ώνη (ōnē, "daughter of the wind").

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  • remembers me of a place a friend once lived, now he is gone and sois the sea!!!!!

    January 25, 2008