Definition: Meaning of, sunflower in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈsʌnflaʊə /

  • noun
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sunflower sunflowers
  1. a very tall plant with a large yellow flower and seeds that can be eaten
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sunflower used in phrases

  • Jerusalem artichoke sunflower (noun)
    1. tall perennial with hairy stems and leaves; widely cultivated for its large irregular edible tubers
  • Maximilian's sunflower (noun)
    1. tall perennial of central United States to Canada having golden-yellow flowers
  • Mexican sunflower (noun)
    1. any plant of the genus Tithonia; tall coarse herbs or shrubs of Mexico to Panama having large flower heads resembling sunflowers with yellow disc florets and golden-yellow to orange-scarlet rays
  • Sunflower State (noun)
    1. a state in midwestern United States
  • alpine sunflower (noun)
    1. whitish hairy plant with featherlike leaves and a few stout stems each bearing an especially handsome solitary large yellow flower head; mountainous regions north central United States
  • common sunflower (noun)
    1. annual sunflower grown for silage and for its seeds which are a source of oil; common throughout United States and much of North America
  • desert sunflower (noun)
    1. slender hairy plant with few leaves and golden-yellow flower heads; sandy desert areas of southeastern California to southwestern Utah and western Arizona and northwestern Mexico
  • giant sunflower (noun)
    1. very tall American perennial of central and the eastern United States to Canada having edible tuberous roots
  • prairie sunflower (noun)
    1. similar to the common sunflower with slender usually branching stems common in central United States
  • showy sunflower (noun)
    1. tall rough-leaved perennial with a few large flower heads; central United States
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