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pasque flower

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Pronunciation: /pask
 
, pɑːsk
 
/

Definition of pasque flower in English:

noun

A spring-flowering European plant related to the anemones, with purple flowers and fern-like foliage.
  • Pulsatilla vulgaris, family Ranunculaceae
Example sentences
  • These include California poppy, Jamaican dogwood, cramp bark and pasque flower.
  • From mid-June through July, you should see profuse wildflowers, from the dainty, lavender pasque flowers to penstemons in shades of blue and purple.
  • Now that I have acid soil, I dream of pasque flowers and pinks.

Origin

late 16th century (as passeflower): from French passe-fleur. The change in spelling of the first word was due to association with archaic pasque 'Easter' (because of the plant's early flowering).

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