Any of several plants, of the genus Commelina, whose flowers last only a day

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  • Dayflower — Day flow er ( flou [ e]r), n. (Bot.) A genus consisting mostly of tropical perennial herbs ({Commelina}), having ephemeral flowers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dayflower — ☆ dayflower [dā′flou΄ər ] n. 1. any of a genus (Commelina) of plants of the spiderwort family, with creeping stems, pointed leaves, and usually blue flowers 2. the flower …   English World dictionary

  • dayflower — bengalinė komelina statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Komelininių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Commelina benghalensis), paplitęs Afrikoje ir pietų ir rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Commelina benghalensis angl. Benghal dayflower; dayflower;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • dayflower — noun Date: circa 1688 any of a genus (Commelina) of herbs of the spiderwort family having one petal smaller than the other two; especially a blue flowered Asian herb (C. communis) with the smaller petal white that has become naturalized as a weed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dayflower — /day flow euhr/, n. any plant of the genus Commelina, usually bearing clusters of small, blue flowers that bloom for only one day. [1680 90; DAY + FLOWER] * * * ▪ plant  any member of the genus Commelina (family Commelinaceae), which includes… …   Universalium

  • Dayflower — Commelina (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • dayflower — n. species of plant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dayflower — day•flow•er [[t]ˈdeɪˌflaʊ ər[/t]] n. pln any of various plants of the genus Commelina, of the spiderwort family, usu. bearing clusters of small blue flowers that open only during the day • Etymology: 1680–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • dayflower —   Honohono, makolokolo …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • dayflower — noun any plant of the family Commelinaceae • Syn: ↑spiderwort • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑St. Bruno s lily, ↑Paradisea liliastrum …   Useful english dictionary

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