Coneflower
Coneflower Cone"flow`er, n. 1. Any plant of the genus {Rudbeckia}; -- so called from the cone-shaped disk of the flower head. They are cultivated for their large usually yellow daisies with prominent central cones. Also, any plant of the related genera {Ratibida} and {Brauneria}, the latter usually known as {purple coneflower}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. any of various perennials of eastern US having thick rough leaves and long-stalked showy flowers with drooping rays and a conelike center. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • coneflower — ☆ coneflower [kōn′flou΄ər ] n. any of several genera (esp. Rudbeckia, Ratibida, and Echinacea) of showy plants of the composite family, having cone shaped receptacles, as the black eyed Susan …   English World dictionary

  • coneflower — /kohn flow euhr/, n. 1. any of several composite plants of the genus Rudbeckia, having flowers usually with yellow rays and a brown or black disk. 2. any of various allied plants, as the prairie coneflower. [1810 20, Amer.; CONE + FLOWER] * * *… …   Universalium

  • coneflower — noun 1. any of various plants of the genus Rudbeckia cultivated for their large usually yellow daisies with prominent central cones • Hypernyms: ↑flower • Hyponyms: ↑black eyed Susan, ↑Rudbeckia hirta, ↑Rudbeckia serotina, ↑cutleaved coneflower,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • coneflower — noun Date: circa 1818 any of several composite plants (as of the genera Echinacea and Ratibida) having cone shaped flower disks: as a. rudbeckia b. purple coneflower …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coneflower — rudbekija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių (Asteraceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Rudbeckia). atitikmenys: lot. Rudbeckia angl. coneflower; rudbeckia; thimble weed vok. Rudbeckie; Sonnenhut rus. рудбекия lenk. rudbekia …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • coneflower — noun Any of several similar but unrelated flowering plants, of the genera Dracopis, Echinacea, Rudbeckia and Ratibida, that have a cone shaped disk of flowers …   Wiktionary

  • coneflower — n. plant from the genus Rudbeckia that produces conical flowers (native to North America) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coneflower — noun a North American plant of the daisy family with cone shaped flowers. [Rudbeckia, Echinacea, and other genera.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • coneflower — cone•flow•er [[t]ˈkoʊnˌflaʊ ər[/t]] n. pln any of several composite plants of the genus Rudbeckia, having flowers usu. with yellow rays and a brown or black disk • Etymology: 1810–20, amer …   From formal English to slang

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