Definition of pasqueflower in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpaskˌflou(ə)r/


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A spring-flowering plant of the buttercup family, with purple or white flowers.
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.


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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Syllabification: pasque·flow·er

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