- A plant of the buttercup family, with showy flowers and whorled leaves, typically growing in woodlands or on rocky ground.
- A sea anemone, a sedentary marine animal with a fleshy column and an oral disk surrounded by tentacles, which are used for capturing food.
Late middle english: via latin from greek anemōnē, from anemos "wind", because the flowers were thought to open only when the wind blew.
- The woodland was carpeted with anemones, their delicate petals swaying in the wind.
- The sea anemone was a vibrant shade of pink, its tentacles reaching out to capture passing food.
- Anemones are a common sight along the rocky coastlines of the Pacific Northwest.
- The anemone's bright flowers make it a popular addition to gardens and floral arrangements.
- Anemones are a type of cnidarian, a group of animals that also includes jellyfish and coral.