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

  • n. Any of several plants of the genus Anemone, especially A. patens, having large blue, purple, or white flowers, each producing many conspicuously plumed achenes.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of pasque flower.

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  • n. any plant of the genus Pulsatilla; sometimes included in genus Anemone


Alteration (influenced by pasque, Easter, from their flowering in April) of obsolete passeflower, from French passefleur : passer, to pass; see pass + fleur, flower; see flower.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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