What does sunflower mean?

Definitions for sunflower
ˈsʌnˌflaʊ ərsun·flow·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sunflower, helianthus(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. sunflower(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sunflower(noun)

    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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Images & Illustrations of sunflower

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