nemophila

(redirected from Nemophilas)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

nemophila

(nəˈmɒfɪlə)
n
(Plants) any of a genus, Nemophila, of low-growing hairy annual plants, esp N. menziesii, grown for its blue or white flowers: family Hydrophyllaceae
[New Latin, from Greek nemos a grove + philein to love]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nemophila - any plant of the genus Nemophilanemophila - any plant of the genus Nemophila  
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Nemophila - genus of ornamental chiefly California herbs: baby blue-eyes
Nemophila maculata, five-spot - California annual having white flowers with a deep purple blotch on each petal
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
A tiny stream ran down the tiny valley through a tiny meadow that was carpeted knee-high with grass and blue and white nemophila. The hillside was covered with Mariposa lilies and wild hyacinth, down through which his horse dropped slowly, with circumspect feet and reluctant gait.