anemone

An anemone is a brightly colored flower. Another name for an anemone is a "windflower."

You might decide to plant anemones in your garden if you want a colorful, summer-blooming plant. Another kind of anemone is a "sea anemone," which is not a plant at all, but a flower-like sea creature that attaches itself to a surface and feeds on fish and crustaceans. Anemone is a Greek word that means "windflower" or literally "daughter of the wind," from anemos, "wind," and the feminine suffix -one.

Primary Meanings of anemone

1.
n
marine polyps that resemble flowers but have oral rings of tentacles; differ from corals in forming no hard skeleton
2.
n
any woodland plant of the genus Anemone grown for its beautiful flowers and whorls of dissected leaves
Full Definitions of anemone
1

n marine polyps that resemble flowers but have oral rings of tentacles; differ from corals in forming no hard skeleton

Synonyms:
sea anemone
Types:
actinia, actinian, actiniarian
any sea anemone or related animal
Type of:
actinozoan, anthozoan
sessile marine coelenterates including solitary and colonial polyps; the medusoid phase is entirely suppressed
2

n any woodland plant of the genus Anemone grown for its beautiful flowers and whorls of dissected leaves

Synonyms:
windflower
Types:
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Alpine anemone, Anemone tetonensis, mountain anemone
silky-foliaged herb of the Rocky Mountains with bluish-white flowers
Anemone Canadensis, Canada anemone
common summer-flowering woodland herb of Labrador to Colorado
Anemone cylindrica, thimbleweed
a common North American anemone with cylindrical fruit clusters resembling thimbles
Anemone nemorosa, wood anemone
European anemone with solitary white flowers common in deciduous woodlands
Anemone quinquefolia, snowdrop, wood anemone
common anemone of eastern North America with solitary pink-tinged white flowers
Anemone sylvestris, snowdrop anemone, snowdrop windflower
Eurasian herb with solitary nodding fragrant white flowers
Anemone riparia, longheaded thimbleweed
thimbleweed of northern North America
Anemone virginiana, Virginia thimbleweed
thimbleweed of central and eastern North America
Type of:
flower
a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms

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