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(Plants) any of various anemone plants, such as the wood anemone
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(ˈwɪndˌflaʊ ər)

any plant belonging to the genus Anemone, of the buttercup family, having divided leaves and showy, solitary flowers.
[1545–55; translation of Greek anemṓnē anemone]
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Noun1.windflower - any woodland plant of the genus Anemone grown for its beautiful flowers and whorls of dissected leaveswindflower - any woodland plant of the genus Anemone grown for its beautiful flowers and whorls of dissected leaves
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Anemone - perennial herbs with tuberous roots and beautiful flowers; of north and south temperate regions
Alpine anemone, Anemone tetonensis, mountain anemone - silky-foliaged herb of the Rocky Mountains with bluish-white flowers
Anemone Canadensis, Canada anemone - common summer-flowering woodland herb of Labrador to Colorado
Anemone cylindrica, thimbleweed - a common North American anemone with cylindrical fruit clusters resembling thimbles
Anemone nemorosa, wood anemone - European anemone with solitary white flowers common in deciduous woodlands
Anemone quinquefolia, snowdrop, wood anemone - common anemone of eastern North America with solitary pink-tinged white flowers
Anemone sylvestris, snowdrop anemone, snowdrop windflower - Eurasian herb with solitary nodding fragrant white flowers
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The whole of this radiant Easter day I have spent out of doors, sitting at first among the windflowers and celandines, and then, later, walking with the babies to the Hirschwald, to see what the spring had been doing there; and the afternoon was so hot that we lay a long time on the turf, blinking up through the leafless branches of the silver birches at the soft, fat little white clouds floating motionless in the blue.
Drunken Sailor runs in the Listed Windflower March Stakes at Goodwood today, and is likely to be a short-priced favourite, but his future lies in even loftier targets.
The other contest is the Listed Windflower March Stakes, featuring last year's winner Drunken Sailor, whose passage to Australia for the Melbourne Cup is all but finalised.
The Luca Cumani-trained six-year-old won the Listed Windflower March Stakes last year before a trip to Australia in anticipation of a tilt at the Melbourne Cup, for which he missed the cut.
The most generous contributor was Windflower Overseas Holdings, who sponsored the production of the brochure, and I am particularly grateful to all those advertisers and donors who contributed so much to the success of the event.
Patrick Cooper, racing manager for Windflower Overseas Holdings, owners of Elusive Pimpernel, said: "The intention is to run.
Nor was she guaranteed to stay the extra two furlongs, so all credit for stumping up to owner-breeder Cristina Patino, who raced Snow Fairy under the Anamoine Ltd banner rather than the more familiar Windflower Overseas Holdings Inc.
However, there was on the trainer's website criticism of Brett Prebble's ride on the five-yearold, winner of Goodwood's Windflower March Stakes previously.
After Drunken Sailor had beaten Cesarewitch-bound Bergo in the Listed Windflower March Stakes, with Caucus a close third, Sara Cumani said: "He goes into quarantine on Tuesday because we want to run him in the Caulfield Cup first, so he's in the first wave going out.
Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 18 (ANI): In Karnataka, the political drama continues to unfold with Congress MLA Shrimant Patil, who was staying with other Congress legislators at the Windflower Prakruthi Resort in Bengaluru being admitted to a hospital in Mumbai on Thursday after he complained of chest pain.
4/10/11 in the lane lies the Passion lies the passionflower lies the grove windflower lies the lady's-smock is near death in the lane is withered the passionflower is withered the liverwort is withered the little white violet is near death is destined for death I walk into and out of the meadows did I pick you up out of the dust ++++++++++ in a trice the cello address this child of rosy dawns like my pleas bills and coos rosy-red my goldfinch Passion paschal pinx.