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Definition of "anemone" []

  • Any of various perennial herbs of the genus Anemone, native chiefly to northern temperate regions and having palmately lobed leaves and large flowers with showy sepals. Also called windflower. (noun)
  • A sea anemone. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "anemone" in a sentence
  • "The word anemone comes from a Greek word which means breath, wind, or spirit."
  • "Fortunately, the anemone is much easier to grow and vastly more reliable than this capricious woodland tree."
  • "The frost-breaking anemone is the only bit of colour on the ground."