Definition of Anemone

1. Noun. Any woodland plant of the genus Anemone grown for its beautiful flowers and whorls of dissected leaves.




2. Noun. Marine polyps that resemble flowers but have oral rings of tentacles; differ from corals in forming no hard skeleton.
Exact synonyms: Sea Anemone
Generic synonyms: Actinozoan, Anthozoan
Group relationships: Actinaria, Actiniaria, Order Actinaria, Order Actiniaria
Specialized synonyms: Actinia, Actinian, Actiniarian

Definition of Anemone

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

Definition of Anemone

1. Noun. Any plant of the genus ''Anemone'', of the ''Ranunculaceae'' (or buttercup) family, such as the windflower. ¹

2. Noun. A sea anemone. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anemone

1. a flowering plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Anemone

1. 1. A genus of plants of the Ranunculus or Crowfoot family; windflower. Some of the species are cultivated in gardens. 2. The sea anemone. See Actinia, and Sea anemone. This word is sometimes pronounced n-m-n, especially by classical scholars. Origin: L. Anemone, Gr, fr. Wind. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Anemone

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1. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
""We have as yet spoken* only of the anemone used for making chaplets ; we will now ... Of the cultivated anemone there are numerous varieties ; some, ..."

2. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1820)
"0. Pétala 5—9. Sem. plura. Specific Character and Synonyma. anemone alba ... But we have no hesitation in referring it to the anemone alba of ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1878)
"Therapeutic value of anemone Pulsatilla. — In a paper on this subject, Dr. Henry G. Piff'ard states that the varieties of anemone, which is a genus of the ..."

4. Tenby: A Sea-side Holiday by Philip Henry Gosse (1856)
"The Orange-tentacled anemone. (Frontispiece.) The body in contraction is a hemispherical button half an inch in diameter, of an umber-brown hue, ..."

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