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Anemone

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Anemone

1. (Science: botany) a genus of plants of the ranunculus or Crowfoot family; windflower. Some of the species are cultivated in gardens.

2. (Science: zoology) The sea anemone. See actinia, and sea anemone.

this word is sometimes pronounced n-m-n, especially by classical scholars.

Origin: L. Anemone, gr, fr. Wind.