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turnsole

Line breaks: turn|sole
Pronunciation: /ˈtəːnsəʊl
 
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Definition of turnsole in English:

noun

A Mediterranean plant of the spurge family, whose flowers are said to turn with the sun.
Example sentences
  • The following is a construction guide for anyone who wishes to make a pair of authentic turnsoles.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French tournesole, based on Latin tornare (see turn) + sol 'sun'.

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