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
- 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
Ranunculusor 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
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
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The word anemone comes from a Greek word which means breath, wind, or spirit.
Fortunately, the anemone is much easier to grow and vastly more reliable than this capricious woodland tree.
The frost-breaking anemone is the only bit of colour on the ground.
The dour fugitives on the other side of the stream have a legend that those who safely cross the "Field of Blood" -- so they call the anemone-sprinkled land beyond -- without so much as crushing a flower may claim sanctuary under the British flag.
It is interesting to know that it was called anemone by the ancient Romans.
The Arabs still call the anemone "wounds of the Naaman."
The Arabs still call the anemone wounds of the Naaman.
And in the legend of Venus and Adonis the anemone is the flower that sprang from the tears of the queen as she mourned the death of her loved one.
Arabs still call the anemone "wounds of the Naaman."
Slain by a wound in the thigh inflicted by a wild boar in the chase, the flower called anemone sprang from his blood.