What does Sunflower mean?

Definitions for Sunflower
ˈsʌnˌflaʊ ərsun·flow·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sunflower, helianthusnoun

    any plant of the genus Helianthus having large flower heads with dark disk florets and showy yellow rays


  1. sunflowernoun

    Any plant of the genus Helianthus, so called probably from the form and color of its floral head, having the form of a large disk surrounded by yellow ray flowers; the commonly cultivated sunflower is Helianthus annuus, a native of America.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sunflowernoun

    corona solis, Latin. A plant.

    The characters are: it hath a squamous cup; the flowers are radiated like the great starwort; the embryoes of the seeds are distinguished by little imbricated leaves in the disk; the top of the ovary is crowned with two small leaves; the seeds are pushed out from the bottom of the flower, leaving a vacuity which appears very like a honeycomb. Philip Miller.


  1. sunflower

    Sunflower is a song written by Neil Diamond and recorded by American country music singer Glen Campbell. It was released in June 1977 as the second single from Campbell's 1977 album, Southern Nights. "Sunflower" was the last of eight number ones on the Easy Listening chart for Campbell. The single spent one week at number one and peaked at number 39 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Sunflower" peaked at number four on the US country chart. Neil Diamond did not release his own version of this song until late 2018, when it was included the release of his 50th Anniversary Collectors Edition 6-CD set.


  1. sunflower

    A sunflower is a large, bright, yellow flower that is known for turning its head to follow the sun throughout the day. It is an annual plant belonging to the Asteraceae family, native to North America. The sunflower is not only admired for its beauty but also cultivated for its seeds, which are used for their oil, as bird feed, and a type of food snack. Its scientific name is Helianthus annuus – 'Helianthus' meaning 'sun' and 'annuus' meaning 'annual.'

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sunflowernoun

    any plant of the genus Helianthus; -- so called probably from the form and color of its flower, which is large disk with yellow rays. The commonly cultivated sunflower is Helianthus annuus, a native of America


  1. Sunflower

    The sunflower is an annual plant native to the Americas. It possesses a large inflorescence, and its name is derived from the flower's shape and image, which is often used to depict the sun. The plant has a rough, hairy stem, broad, coarsely toothed, rough leaves and circular heads of flowers. The heads consist of many individual flowers which mature into seeds, often in the hundreds, on a receptacle base. From the Americas, sunflower seeds were brought to Europe in the 16th century, where, along with sunflower oil, they became a widespread cooking ingredient. Leaves of the sunflower can be used as cattle feed, while the stems contain a fibre which may be used in paper production.

Editors Contribution

  1. sunflower

    A type of cultivar, plant, food and seed.

    Sunflowers are cultivated and used for a variety of purposes e.g. flowers to decorate, oil from the seeds used in variety of products, sunflower seeds used as a form of food and snack.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 7, 2016  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Sunflower

    So called from the form and colour of its flower. See “Heliotrope.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sunflower in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sunflower in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Sunflower in a Sentence

  1. Fisherman Lee LeFever:

    Catching a sunflower sea star was potential evidence that they are making a comeback, sea stars are an important part of the ocean ecology and any evidence that they are still around is potentially good news.

  2. Patrick Penfield:

    Russia and Ukraine account for 30% of global wheat sales, 80% of sunflower oil, and 20% of global corn sales, the global wheat harvest in 2021 was the smallest harvest since 2002 which would cause prices to go up. In addition to the food commodities produced by both countries, Russia is the second-largest oil producer in the world and Ukraine supplies 70% of the Neon gas used in microprocessor chip production.

  3. Julia Zumpano:

    If you don’t like olive oil, use walnut oil, i think peanut oil is fine, I think sunflower oil is fine – any of your polyunsaturated fatty acids.

  4. Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk:

    We as Ukraine clearly declare - in case Russia imposes a ban on deliveries of grain and (sunflower) oils from Russia to Turkey - that we will provide food security to Turkey.

  5. Gianluca Ambrosetti:

    You would, of course, not have just one Sunflower but several so you can scale it up quite easily, hospitals, for instance, are quite energy intensive -- if you needed 1.2 mW to run a hospital you'd need 100 sunflowers.

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