Meaning of sunflower

sun•flow•er

Pronunciation: (sun'flou"ur), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various composite plants of the genus Helianthus, as H. annuus, having showy, yellow-rayed flower heads often 12 in. (30 cm) wide, and edible seeds that yield an oil with a wide variety of uses: the state flower of Kansas.
  2. Also calleda conventionalized flower motif carved in the center panels of a Connecticut chest.
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