Definitions

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

  • n. Any of several plants of the genus Trollius having palmately lobed leaves, solitary, usually yellow flowers, and many follicles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Trollius europaeus, a plant with globe-shaped flowers.
  • n. Trollius laxus, a similar American plant.
  • n. More generally, any plant of the genus Trollius.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A plant of the genus Trollius (T. Europæus), found in the mountainous parts of Europe, and producing handsome globe-shaped flowers.
  • n. The American plant Trollius laxus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Trollius Europæus, a ranunculaceous plant of Great Britain and the mountains of central Europe, with deeply lobed leaves and pale-yellow flowers.
  • n. The globe-amaranth, Gomphrena globosa.

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

  • n. any of several plants of the genus Trollius having globose yellow flowers
  • n. any of several plants of the genus Trollius having globose yellow flowers

Etymologies

globe +‎ flower (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The globeflower is of rather a pale yellow, and its petals curl in so that it looks like

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 2

  • Loriot S, Gaudeul M (2002) Geographic pattern of genetic variation in the European globeflower

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  • The correlative field study carried out shows that the severity of damage caused by Chiastocheta larvae to globeflower fruit carpels is linked to the accumulation in the carpel walls of a C-glycosyl-flavone, adonivernith, which reduces the larval seed predation ability per damaged carpel.

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  • Endangered bog turtles make their home in the valley, as do rare plants including spreading globeflower, a member of the buttercup family, and grass-of-Parnassus.

    The Nature Conservancy

  • Rare plants in the valley include spreading globeflower, a member of the buttercup family, and grass-of-Parnassus.

    The Nature Conservancy

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  • Wikipedia says: "The Globe-flower (Trollius europaeus) is a perennial plant of the family Ranunculaceae.

    It grows up to 60 cm high with a bright yellow, globe-shaped flower up to 3 cm across."

    September 9, 2010

  • "I sipped my tea and looked at the strangely random garden with its funny mix of yellow globeflowers and pink azaleas and tall, green nandins."
    Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami, translated by Jay Rubin, p 285

    September 9, 2010