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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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


Latin anemōnē, from Greek, probably from anemos, wind (perhaps because the petals are lost easily in wind).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin anemōnē, from Ancient Greek ἀνεμώνη (anemōnē), from ἄνεμος (ánemos, "wind") + feminine patronymic suffix -ώνη (ōnē, "daughter of the wind"). (Wiktionary)



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