wood anemone
noun Date: 1650 any of several anemones; especially one (Anemone quinquefolia) of North America with solitary often pink-tinged flowers

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  • Wood anemone — Wood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wood anemone — is a common name for two different species.In Europe: Anemone nemorosa In North America: Anemone quinquefolia The Yellow wood anemone is Anemone ranunculoides …   Wikipedia

  • wood anemone — ► NOUN ▪ a spring flowering anemone with pink tinged white flowers, growing in woodland and shady places …   English terms dictionary

  • wood anemone — n. any of several anemones; esp., a) a forest species (Anemone quinquefolia) of the E U.S. with starlike flowers b) a similar species (A. nemorosa) of Europe …   English World dictionary

  • wood anemone — baltažiedė plukė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėdryninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Anemone nemorosa), paplitęs Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Anemone nemorosa angl. European wood anemone; wood anemone vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wood anemone — wood′ anem one n. pln any of several anemones, esp. Anemone nemorosa, of the Old World, or A. quinquefolia, of the U.S • Etymology: 1650–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • wood anemone — noun 1. European anemone with solitary white flowers common in deciduous woodlands • Syn: ↑Anemone nemorosa • Hypernyms: ↑anemone, ↑windflower 2. common anemone of eastern North America with solitary pink tinged white flowers • Syn: ↑snowdrop, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wood anemone — noun a) Used as a common name of two plant species of the family Ranunculaceae, Anemone nemorosa and Anemone quinquefolia. b) A parallel name for snowdrop windflower (Anemone sylvestris). Syn: windflower, European thimbleweed, smell fox, snowdrop …   Wiktionary

  • wood anemone — noun a spring flowering anemone with pink tinged white flowers, growing in woodland and shady places. [Anemone nemorosa.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • wood anemone — any of several anemones, esp. Anemone nemorosa, of the Old World, or A. quinquefolia, of the U.S. [1650 60] * * * …   Universalium

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