ANEM'ONE, ANEM'ONY, n. [Gr. from wind.] Wind-flower; a genus of plants of numerous species. Some of the species are cultivated in gardens, of which their double flowers are among the most elegant ornaments. Sea Anemone. See Animal Flower.
n 1: any woodland plant of the genus Anemone grown for its beautiful flowers and whorls of dissected leaves [syn: anemone, windflower] 2: marine polyps that resemble flowers but have oral rings of tentacles; differ from corals in forming no hard skeleton [syn: sea anemone, anemone]
nounEtymology: Latin, from Greek anem?n?Date: 1548 1. any of a large genus (Anemone) of perennial herbs of the buttercup family having lobed or divided leaves and showy flowers without petals but with conspicuous often colored sepals — called also windflower2.sea anemone
Anemone A*nem"o*ne, n. [L. anemone, Gr. ?, fr. ? wind.] 1. (Bot.) A genus of plants of the Ranunculus or Crowfoot family; windflower. Some of the species are cultivated in gardens. 2. (Zo["o]l.) The sea anemone. See Actinia, and Sea anemone. Note: This word is sometimes pronounced [a^]n`[=e]*m[=o]"n[-e], especially by classical scholars.