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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.]
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[C16: via Latin from Greek: windflower, from anemos wind]
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1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Anemone, of the buttercup family, having petallike sepals in a variety of colors.
2. sea anemone.
[1545–55; < Latin < Greek: literally, daughter of the wind ánem(os) wind]
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|Noun||1.||anemone - 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 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
|2.||anemone - 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
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n (Bot) → Anemone f, → Buschwindröschen nt; (= sea anemone) → Seeanemone f
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