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əˈnɛm əˌnianemone

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anemone, windflowernoun

    any woodland plant of the genus Anemone grown for its beautiful flowers and whorls of dissected leaves

  2. sea anemone, anemonenoun

    marine polyps that resemble flowers but have oral rings of tentacles; differ from corals in forming no hard skeleton


  1. anemonenoun

    Any plant of the genus Anemone, of the Ranunculaceae (or buttercup) family, such as the windflower.

  2. anemonenoun

    A sea anemone.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ANEMONEnoun

    The wind flower.

    Etymology: ἀνεμώνη.

    Upon the top of its single stalk, surrounded by a leaf, is produced one naked flower, of many petals, with many stamina in the center; the seeds are collected into an oblong head, and surrounded with a copious down. The principal colours in anemonies, are white, red, blue, and purple sometimes curiously intermixed. Philip Miller.

    Wind flowers are distinguished into those with broad and hard leaves, and those with narrow and soft ones; of both which sorts there are great variety of colours, some being double, and others single flowered. The broad leaved anemony roots should be planted about the end of September, and the small eminences which put forth the leaves set uppermost. These with small leaves must be set after the same manner, but not put into the ground till the end of October. John Mortimer, Art of Husbandry.

    From the soft wing of vernal breezes shed,
    Anemonies, auriculas, enrich’d
    With shining meal o’er all their velvet leaves. James Thomson.


  1. Anemone

    Anemone () is a genus of flowering plants in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae. Plants of the genus are commonly called windflowers. They are native to the temperate and subtropical regions of all continents except Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica. The genus is closely related to several other genera including Anemonoides, Anemonastrum, Hepatica, and Pulsatilla. Some botanists include these genera within Anemone.


  1. anemone

    Anemone is a term that generally refers to a type of flowering plant within the buttercup family, known for its colorful and delicate flowers. The term can also refer to sea anemones, marine animals that are named for their flower-like appearance but are actually a type of predatory invertebrate that resides in oceanic environments.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anemonenoun

    a genus of plants of the Ranunculus or Crowfoot family; windflower. Some of the species are cultivated in gardens

  2. Anemonenoun

    the sea anemone. See Actinia, and Sea anemone

  3. Etymology: [L. anemone, Gr. , fr. wind.]


  1. Anemone

    Anemone, is a genus of about 120 species of flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae, native to the temperate zones. It is closely related to Pulsatilla and Hepatica; some botanists include both of these genera within Anemone.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Anemone

    a-nem′o-ne, n. a plant of the crowfoot family.—n. Sea′-anem′one, a popular name of Actinia and some allied genera of Actinoza. [Gr. anemōne, said to be from anemos, wind, because some of the species love exposed and wind-swept situations.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Anemone

    A plant genus of the family RANUNCULACEAE that contains triterpene saponins. The root of Anemone raddeana is the source of a Chinese folk medicine, zhu jie xian fu. The common name of liverwort is also used with other plants. This genus is unrelated to SEA ANEMONES.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. anemone



  1. Anemone

    (Anem′one). Venus changed Adonis into this flower.

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Anemone is ranked #113791 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Anemone surname appeared 154 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Anemone.

    96.1% or 148 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anemone in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anemone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of anemone in a Sentence

  1. E.M. Cioran:

    The Art of Love: knowing how to combine the temperment of a vampire with the discretion of an anemone.

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