Anemone (noun)

  1. A plant of the buttercup family, with showy flowers and whorled leaves, typically growing in woodlands or on rocky ground.
  2. A sea anemone, a sedentary marine animal with a fleshy column and an oral disk surrounded by tentacles, which are used for capturing food.

Origin:

Late middle english: via latin from greek anemōnē, from anemos "wind", because the flowers were thought to open only when the wind blew.

Examples:

  1. The woodland was carpeted with anemones, their delicate petals swaying in the wind.
  2. The sea anemone was a vibrant shade of pink, its tentacles reaching out to capture passing food.
  3. Anemones are a common sight along the rocky coastlines of the Pacific Northwest.
  4. The anemone's bright flowers make it a popular addition to gardens and floral arrangements.
  5. Anemones are a type of cnidarian, a group of animals that also includes jellyfish and coral.
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