Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several small plants of the genus Trientalis, especially the North American species T. borealis, having white starlike flowers.
  • noun Any of several plants having starlike flowers.

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  • noun Any of several annual herbs, of the genus Trientalis, having white star-shaped leaves

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  • noun common Old World herb having grasslike leaves and clusters of star-shaped white flowers with green stripes; naturalized in the eastern United States

Etymologies

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star +‎ flower

Examples

  • The parade of little bulbs includes crocus, winter aconite, dwarf iris (Iris reticulata), puschkinia (Pushkinia libanotica), checkered lilies (Fritillaria meleagris), spring starflower (Ipheion uniflorum), species tulips and grape hyacinth.

    Suzy Bales: Spring Bulbs: Nature's Wonders

  • Yllin paused a moment by a starflower bush to let us catch up.

    Promise of the Wolves

  • Yllin paused a moment by a starflower bush to let us catch up.

    Promise of the Wolves

  • Yllin paused a moment by a starflower bush to let us catch up.

    Promise of the Wolves

  • In the woods, the starflower is blooming and the flower known colloquially as Canadian lily of the valley or wild lily of the valley.

    a song and an electrifying job

  • If you have any starflower or soldier's friend, they are good for such injuries.

    Spirit Gate

  • Lupine and starflower flowed in ribbons across our path.

    The Welkening

  • Lupine and starflower flowed in ribbons across our path.

    The Welkening

  • The bright spring day shone reassuringly on columbine and starflower.

    The Welkening

  • The bright spring day shone reassuringly on columbine and starflower.

    The Welkening

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