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
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.