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a·nem·o·ne

 (ə-nĕm′ə-nē)
n.
1. Any of various perennial herbs of the genus Anemone in the buttercup family, native chiefly to northern temperate regions and having palmately lobed leaves and large white or brightly colored flowers. Also called windflower.
2. A sea anemone.

[Latin anemōnē, from Greek, perhaps from anemos, wind (perhaps because the petals are lost easily in wind); see anə- in Indo-European roots, or perhaps of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew Na'ămān, a man's name (literally "pleasantness") and na'ămānîm, perhaps a distortion of an epithet of Adonis in Isaiah17:10; see nʕm in Indo-European roots.]

anemone

(əˈnɛmənɪ)
n
(Plants) any ranunculaceous woodland plant of the genus Anemone of N temperate regions, such as the white-flowered A. nemorosa (wood anemone or windflower). Some cultivated anemones have lilac, pale blue, pink, purple, or red flowers. See also pasqueflower Compare sea anemone
[C16: via Latin from Greek: windflower, from anemos wind]

a•nem•o•ne

(əˈnɛm əˌni)

n.
1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Anemone, of the buttercup family, having petallike sepals in a variety of colors.
[1545–55; < Latin < Greek: literally, daughter of the wind ánem(os) wind]

a·nem·o·ne

(ə-nĕm′ə-nē)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anemone - any woodland plant of the genus Anemone grown for its beautiful flowers and whorls of dissected leavesanemone - any woodland plant of the genus Anemone grown for its beautiful flowers and whorls of dissected leaves
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Anemone - perennial herbs with tuberous roots and beautiful flowers; of north and south temperate regions
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
2.anemone - marine polyps that resemble flowers but have oral rings of tentaclesanemone - marine polyps that resemble flowers but have oral rings of tentacles; differ from corals in forming no hard skeleton
actinozoan, anthozoan - sessile marine coelenterates including solitary and colonial polyps; the medusoid phase is entirely suppressed
actinian, actiniarian, actinia - any sea anemone or related animal
Translations
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anemone

[əˈnemənɪ] N (Bot) → anémona f, anemone f; (= sea anemone) → anémona f

anemone

[əˈnɛməni] n
(= flower) → anémone f
(also sea anemone) → anémone f de mer

anemone

n (Bot) → Anemone f, → Buschwindröschen nt; (= sea anemone)Seeanemone f

anemone

[əˈnɛmənɪ] n (Bot) → anemone m (also sea anemone) → anemone m di mare, attinia
References in classic literature ?
More yellow was her head than the flowers of the broom, and her skin was whiter than the foam of the wave, and fairer were her hands and her fingers than the blossoms of the wood anemone amidst the spray of the meadow fountain.
Gnarled olive trees covered the hills with their dusky foliage, fruit hung golden in the orchard, and great scarlet anemones fringed the roadside, while beyond green slopes and craggy heights, the Maritime Alps rose sharp and white against the blue Italian sky.
Sometimes it was a court planted with roses, jessamine, dafeodils, hyacinths and anemones, and a thousand other flowers of which I did not know the names.
Here is a preserve of sea-cucumber, which a Malay would declare to be unrivalled in the world; here is a cream, of which the milk has been furnished by the cetacea, and the sugar by the great fucus of the North Sea; and, lastly, permit me to offer you some preserve of anemones, which is equal to that of the most delicious fruits.
I had been restless, dreaming most disagreeably that I was drowned, and that sea anemones were feeling over my face with their soft palps.
Then, when the anemones went, came a few stray periwinkles and Solomon's Seal, and all the birdcherries blossomed in a burst.
There were beds of crocuses and hyacinths, fragrant clumps of violets, borders of snowdrops, masses of primroses and early anemones.
They had not intended to spend the afternoon, but found themselves too fascinated to turn away from the breakers bursting upon the rocks and from the many kinds of colorful sea life starfish, crabs, mussels, sea anemones, and, once, in a rock-pool, a small devilfish that chilled their blood when it cast the hooded net of its body around the small crabs they tossed to it.
It was a drama straight out of Game of Thrones as a bloody battle between would-be kings unfolded, as Smooth fought and lost to Sargasso, who fought and lost to Anemone 04 (I think they could have used a bit of help from George RR Martin in making up these names) and lost an antler in the process, snapped clean off.
Erythronium 'Joanna', trout lily, above, and Anemone nemorosa 'Vestal', left ask Carol QWE WANT to grow a cordon or fan-trained apple.
Thomas Holstein of the Centre for Organismal Studies demonstrated how the origin of nerve cell centralization can be traced back to the diffuse nerve net of simple and original lower animals like the sea anemone.