from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several plants of the genus Helianthus, especially H. annuus, having tall coarse stems and large, yellow-rayed flower heads that produce edible seeds rich in oil.
- n. The seedlike fruit or the seeds of this plant.
- n. A brilliant yellow to strong or vivid orange yellow.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any plant of the genus Helianthus, so called probably from the form and color of its floral head, having the form of a large disk surrounded by yellow ray flowers; the commonly cultivated sunflower is Helianthus annuus, a native of America.
- n. a bright yellow, like that of the flower petals.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any plant of the genus Helianthus; -- so called probably from the form and color of its flower, which is large disk with yellow rays. The commonly cultivated sunflower is Helianthus annuus, a native of America.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Helianthus, so named from its showy golden radiate heads.
- n. The rock-rose or sun-rose. See Helianthemum.
- n. The marigold, Calendula officinalis, from its opening and closing with the ascent and descent of the sun.
- n. In civil engineering, a full-circle protractor arranged for vertical mounting on a tripod.
- n. In writing-telegraphs and other electrical instruments and apparatus, a series of alternate conducting and insulating segmental pieces or tablets symmetrically arranged in circular form, each conducting piece being connected with a source of electricity and also with the ground.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any plant of the genus Helianthus having large flower heads with dark disk florets and showy yellow rays
The contrast of shape and colour with the ragged/spiky sepals of the sunflower is stunning!
In today's picture: another spent sunflower from the garden (I harvested the seeds for sowing next spring); homegrown tomatoes, too!
Visitor unable to see the Chinese artist's 100m porcelain sunflower seeds was told they were creating too much ceramic dust
Dr Kulze says to minimize your intake of omega-6 fats (like in sunflower, safflower, corn and cottonseed oils) along with saturated and trans fats to ensure your risk is at its most reduced.
This collection of 4 dinner plates features a collage of floral patterns in sunflower gold, olive green, spicy orange, lavender and sky blue.
I can name sunflower and dandelion and bloodroot and trillium and verbena.
Just a bit of trivia. i believe the name “Jerusalem” in this case is a corruption of the italian word for sunflower, which is “girasole” i.e. turn to the sun.
An elephant can be identified as a sunflower -- both have long stems.
We called the sunflower-seed ball mapi ', the same name as for sunflower.
Uncle Wiggily and the sunflower, that is if the sunfish doesn't spread the butter too thick on the baby's bread with his tail and make her slide out of her high chair.