Sunflower

/ˈsʌnflaʊə/

Origin

1555–65; translation of Latin flōs sōlis flower of the sun (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Sunflower

Sunflower

noun

  1. any of various composite plants of the genus Helianthus, as H. annuus, having showy, yellow-rayed flower heads often 12 inches (30 cm) wide, and edible seeds that yield an oil with a wide variety of uses: the state flower of Kansas.
  2. Also called aster. Furniture. a conventionalized flower motif carved in the center panels of a Connecticut chest.
  3. any of several American plants of the genus Helianthus, esp H. annuus, having very tall thick stems, large flower heads with yellow rays, and seeds used as food, esp for poultry: family Asteraceae (composites)See also Jerusalem artichoke
  4. sunflower seed oil the oil extracted from sunflower seeds, used as a salad oil, in the manufacture of margarine, etc

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Sunflower

noun

  1. A tall North American plant of the daisy family, with very large golden-rayed flowers. Sunflowers are cultivated for their edible seeds, which are an important source of oil for cooking and margarine.

lexico.com

Sunflower

noun

  1. : any of a genus (Helianthus, especially H. annuus) of New World composite plants with large yellow-rayed flower heads bearing edible seeds that yield an edible oil

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Example sentences for Sunflower

  1. Alexey, one of the refugees camping in Sviatohirsk, owns a sunflower seed warehouse in Sloviansk.
  2. Brewer's veto comes a week after the Kansas State Senate rejected a similar bill in the Sunflower State.
  3. Last year, Sprouts bought Sunflower Farmers Market, a 37-store chain.
  4. Balanced on top of the wagon were a sunflower plant and a stack of photos.
  5. Ai recently held his “ Sunflower Seeds” exhibition at the Tate Modern.
  6. Other excellent baits for rats are oatmeal, toasted cheese, toasted bread (buttered), and sunflower or pumpkin seeds.
  7. "You have two better ones, and you know I never liked it, dear," the Sunflower hurried on.
  8. On it glistened, like a newly scoured pie-plate, the emblem of his authority—an immense nickel star as big as a sunflower.
  9. Sunflower seeds have a high percentage of indigestible residue.
  10. Sunflower, taken back by this unusual demand, sought to humble Monarch.

Nearby words

sundry , sundry shop , sundsvall , sunfast , sunfish , sunflower state , sung , sung mass , sungari , sungazing

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