Meaning of pasqueflower

pasque•flow•er

Pronunciation: (pask'flou"ur), [key]
— n.
  1. an Old World plant, Anemone pulsatilla, of the buttercup family, having purple, crocuslike flowers blooming about Easter.
  2. a related plant, A. patens, having similar flowers: the state flower of South Dakota.
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