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sun·flow·er

 (sŭn′flou′ər)
n.
1. Any of several plants of the genus Helianthus of the composite family, especially H. annuus, having tall coarse stems and large, yellow-rayed flower heads that produce edible seeds rich in oil.
2. A brilliant yellow to strong or vivid orange yellow.

sunflower

(ˈsʌnˌflaʊə)
n
1. (Plants) any of several American plants of the genus Helianthus, esp H. annuus, having very tall thick stems, large flower heads with yellow rays, and seeds used as food, esp for poultry: family Asteraceae (composites). See also Jerusalem artichoke
2. (Cookery) sunflower seed oil the oil extracted from sunflower seeds, used as a salad oil, in the manufacture of margarine, etc

sun•flow•er

(ˈsʌnˌflaʊ ər)

n.
any of various composite plants of the genus Helianthus, as H. annuus, having showy, yellow-rayed flower heads and edible seeds that yield an oil.
[1555–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sunflower - any plant of the genus Helianthus having large flower heads with dark disk florets and showy yellow rayssunflower - any plant of the genus Helianthus having large flower heads with dark disk florets and showy yellow rays
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Helianthus - genus of tall erect or branched American annual or perennial herbs with showy flowers: sunflowers
Helianthus angustifolius, swamp sunflower - sunflower of eastern North America having narrow leaves and found in bogs
common sunflower, Helianthus annuus, mirasol - annual sunflower grown for silage and for its seeds which are a source of oil; common throughout United States and much of North America
giant sunflower, Helianthus giganteus, tall sunflower, Indian potato - very tall American perennial of central and the eastern United States to Canada having edible tuberous roots
Helianthus laetiflorus, showy sunflower - tall rough-leaved perennial with a few large flower heads; central United States
Helianthus maximilianii, Maximilian's sunflower - tall perennial of central United States to Canada having golden-yellow flowers
Helianthus petiolaris, prairie sunflower - similar to the common sunflower with slender usually branching stems common in central United States
Helianthus tuberosus, Jerusalem artichoke sunflower, girasol, Jerusalem artichoke - tall perennial with hairy stems and leaves; widely cultivated for its large irregular edible tubers
Translations
عَبّاد الشَّمْسعَبَّادُ الشَّمْس
slunečnice
solsikke
auringonkukka
suncokret
napraforgó
sólblóm
ヒマワリ
해바라기
floarea soarelui
slnečnica
sončnica
solros
ดอกทานตะวัน
ayçiçeğigündöndü
hoa hướng dương

sunflower

[ˈsʌnˌflaʊəʳ]
A. Ngirasol m
B. CPD sunflower oil Naceite m de girasol
sunflower seeds NPLpipas fpl

sunflower

[ˈsʌnflaʊər] ntournesol msunflower oil nhuile f de tournesolsunflower seeds nplgraines fpl de tournesol

sunflower

[ˈsʌnˌflaʊəʳ] ngirasole m

sun

(san) noun
1. the round body in the sky that gives light and heat to the earth. The Sun is nearly 150 million kilometres away from the Earth.
2. any of the fixed stars. Do other suns have planets revolving round them?
3. light and heat from the sun; sunshine. We sat in the sun; In Britain they don't get enough sun; The sun has faded the curtains.
verbpast tense, past participle sunned
to expose (oneself) to the sun's rays. He's sunning himself in the garden.
ˈsunless adjective
without sun, or lacking sunlight. a sunless room.
ˈsunny adjective
1. filled with sunshine. sunny weather.
2. cheerful and happy. The child has a sunny nature.
ˈsunniness noun
ˈsunbathe verb
to lie or sit in the sun, especially wearing few clothes, in order to get a suntan.
ˈsunbeam noun
a ray of the sun.
ˈsunburn noun
the brown or red colour of the skin caused by exposure to the sun's rays.
ˈsunburned, ˈsunburnt adjective
sunburnt faces.
ˈsundial noun
a device, usually in a garden, for telling time from the shadow of a rod or plate on its surface cast by the sun.
ˈsundown noun
(especially American) sunset.
ˈsunflower noun
a type of large yellow flower with petals like rays of the sun, from whose seeds we get oil.
ˈsunglasses noun plural
glasses of dark-coloured glass or plastic to protect the eyes in bright sunlight.
ˈsunlight noun
the light of the sun. The cat was sitting in a patch of sunlight.
ˈsunlit adjective
lighted up by the sun. a sunlit room.
ˈsunrise noun
the rising of the sun in the morning, or the time of this.
ˈsunset noun
the setting of the sun, or the time of this. the red glow of the sunset.
ˈsunshade noun
a type of umbrella for sheltering a person from the sun; a parasol.
ˈsunshine noun
1. the light of the sun. The children were playing in the sunshine.
2. cheerfulness or happiness.
ˈsunstroke noun
a serious illness caused by being in very hot sunshine for too long.
ˈsuntan noun
a brown colour of the skin caused by exposure to the sun. I'm trying to get a suntan.
catch the sun
to become sunburnt.
under the sun
in the whole world. I'm sure that he must have visited every country under the sun.

sunflower

عَبَّادُ الشَّمْس slunečnice solsikke Sonnenblume ηλιοτρόπιο girasol auringonkukka tournesol suncokret girasole ヒマワリ 해바라기 zonnebloem solsikke słonecznik girassol подсолнечник solros ดอกทานตะวัน ayçiçeği hoa hướng dương 向日葵
References in classic literature ?
At these words they all looked around, only to find that they were indeed surrounded by a field of tall stalks, every stalk bearing at its top a gigantic sunflower.
But that a tatterdemalion out of the night should invade the sanctity of her kitchen-kingdom and delay dinner while she set a place for him in the warmest corner, was a matter of such moment that the Sunflower went to see.
Beyond that end of our establishment which was furthest from the street, was a deserted garden, pathless, and thickly grown with the bloomy and villainous "jimpson" weed and its common friend the stately sunflower.
Stryver might be daily seen, bursting out of the bed of wigs, like a great sunflower pushing its way at the sun from among a rank garden-full of flaring companions.
Simply to glance at that flaxen, smoothly brushed head, at the tuft of hair he combed up on his forehead and oiled with sunflower oil, at that dignified mouth, compressed into the shape of the letter V, made one feel one was confronting a man who never doubted of himself.
Captain Jim contrived to give his sunflower compliment the delicacy of a violet, and Anne wore it proudly.
Miss Sedley was not of the sunflower sort; and I say it is out of the rules of all proportion to draw a violet of the size of a double dahlia.
Kansas wind, Kansas well-water and Kansas sun had played their usual havoc, giving her skin the dull sand color so common in the Sunflower State.
As Alpatych was driving out of the gate he saw some ten soldiers in Ferapontov's open shop, talking loudly and filling their bags and knapsacks with flour and sunflower seeds.
And all along it, wherever it looped or ran, the sunflowers grew; some of them were as big as little trees, with great rough leaves and many branches which bore dozens of blossoms.
The houses had little gardens around them, but they didn't seem to raise hardly anything in them but jimpson-weeds, and sunflowers, and ash piles, and old curled-up boots and shoes, and pieces of bottles, and rags, and played-out tinware.
The roof was all of crimson roses, the windows of lilies, the walls of white carnations, the floors of glowing auriculas and violets, the doors of gorgeous tulips and narcissi with sunflowers for knockers, and all round hyacinths and other sweet-smelling flowers bloomed in masses, so that the air was perfumed far and near and enchanted all who were present.