Definition of anemone noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈneməni//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈneməni//
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a small plant with white, red, blue or purple flowers that are shaped like cups and have dark centres see also sea anemone Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin, said to be from Greek anemōnē ‘windflower’, literally ‘daughter of the wind’, from anemos ‘wind’, thought to be called this because the flowers open only when the wind blows.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: anemone