Definition of pasqueflower in English:

pasqueflower

Syllabification: pasque·flow·er
Pronunciation: /ˈpaskˌflou(-ə)r
 
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noun

  • A spring-flowering plant of the buttercup family, with purple or white flowers.
    • Genera Anemone and Pulsatilla, family Ranunculaceae: several species, in particular the North American A. patens and the Eurasian P. vulgaris
    More 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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