Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various perennial herbs of the genus Anemone in the buttercup family, native chiefly to northern temperate regions and having palmately lobed leaves and large white or brightly colored flowers.
  • noun A sea anemone.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun marine polyps that resemble flowers but have oral rings of tentacles; differ from corals in forming no hard skeleton
  • noun 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, perhaps from anemos, wind (perhaps because the petals are lost easily in wind); see anə- in Indo-European roots, or perhaps of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew Na‘ămān, a man's name (literally “pleasantness”) and na‘ămānîm, perhaps a distortion of an epithet of Adonis in Isaiah17:10; see nעm in Indo-European roots.]

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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