Definition of pulsatilla in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpəlsəˈtilə/


A plant of a genus that includes the pasqueflower.
  • Genus Pulsatilla, family Ranunculaceae.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: pul·sa·til·la

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