Definition of Sunflower

1. Noun. Any plant of the genus Helianthus having large flower heads with dark disk florets and showy yellow rays.




Definition of Sunflower

1. n. 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.

Definition of Sunflower

1. 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. ¹

2. Noun. (colour) a bright yellow, like that of the flower petals. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sunflower

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sunflower

sundresses
sundri
sundried
sundries
sundrily
sundris
sundrops
sundry
sundry(a)
sundryman
sundrymen
sunfast
sunfilled
sunfish
sunfishes
sunflower (current term)
sunflower-seed oil
sunflower oil
sunflower seed
sunflowerlike
sunflowers
sunflowery
sung
sung along
sungar
sungars
sungazer
sungazers
sungazing

Literary usage of Sunflower

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1. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"The sunflower is a native annual plant, the seeds of which are used for bird ... Although the sunflower is native in Kansas and the Great Plains region from ..."

2. Flora of Pennsylvania by Thomas Conrad Porter (1903)
"PRAIRIE sunflower. (Man. p. 992 ; IF /. SCO'- ) On dry prairies, Minn, and the NW Terr, and Ore., south to Mo. and Ariz, and sparingly eastward. ..."

3. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats, and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1904)
"The sunflower plant is largely cultivated for oil-yielding purposes in Russia, Hungary, India, and China. The Hungarian' kernels are richer in oil than the ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1876)
"The idea that the sunflower is so called because it always presents its face to the sun is erroneous; the name is more likely to be due to the resemblance ..."

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