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star·flow·er

 (stär′flou′ər)
n.
1. Any of several small plants of the genus Trientalis, especially the North American species T. borealis, having white starlike flowers.
2. Any of several plants having starlike flowers.

starflower

(ˈstɑːˌflaʊə)
n
(Plants) any of several plants with starlike flowers, esp the star-of-Bethlehem

star•flow•er

(ˈstɑrˌflaʊ ər)

n.
any of several plants having starlike flowers, as the star-of-Bethlehem or any plant belonging to the genus Trientalis of the primrose family.
[1620–30]
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Noun1.starflower - common Old World herb having grasslike leaves and clusters of star-shaped white flowers with green stripesstarflower - common Old World herb having grasslike leaves and clusters of star-shaped white flowers with green stripes; naturalized in the eastern United States
star-of-Bethlehem - any of several perennial plants of the genus Ornithogalum native to the Mediterranean and having star-shaped flowers
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You must not speak or laugh for six years, and must make in that time six shirts for us out of star-flowers.
The next morning she went out, collected star-flowers, and began to sew.
The wood I walk in on this mild May day, with the young yellow-brown foliage of the oaks between me and the blue sky, the white star-flowers and the blue-eyed speedwell and the ground ivy at my feet, what grove of tropic palms, what strange ferns or splendid broad-petalled blossoms, could ever thrill such deep and delicate fibres within me as this home scene?