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sunflower (n.)

1560s, "heliotrope," from sun (n.) + flower (n.). In reference to the Helianthus (introduced to Europe 1510 from America by the Spaniards) it is attested from 1590s, so called from the appearance of the heads.

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Definitions of sunflower

sunflower (n.)
any plant of the genus Helianthus having large flower heads with dark disk florets and showy yellow rays;
Synonyms: helianthus
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