Definition of pulsatilla in English:


Syllabification: pul·sa·til·la
Pronunciation: /ˌpəlsəˈtilə


  • A plant of a genus that includes the pasqueflower.
    • Genus Pulsatilla, family Ranunculaceae
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    • Three plants which make an exciting selection for spring colour are aubrietia, pulsatilla and bergenia.
    • The genus Pulsatilla includes about 30 species, many of which are valued for their finely-dissected leaves, solitary bell-shaped flowers, and plumed seed heads.
    • Pulsatilla is a very rare flower which blooms only at Easter in Slovenia.


modern Latin, diminutive of pulsatus 'battered', expressing the notion 'small flower battered by the wind'.

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