anemone /əˈnɛməni/


I. noun

1. a plant of the buttercup family which typically has brightly coloured flowers and deeply divided leaves.

●Genus Anemone, family Ranunculaceae: numerous species, including the common Eurasian wood anemone ( A. nemorosa).
2. short for sea anemone.
– origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin, said to be from Greek anemōnē ‘windflower’, literally ‘daughter of the wind’, from anemos ‘wind’, thought to be so named because the flowers open only when the wind blows.

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