Meaning of SUNFLOWER in English

/sun"flow'euhr/ , 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 called aster . Furniture. a conventionalized flower motif carved in the center panels of a Connecticut chest.

[ 1555-65; trans. of L flos solis flower of the sun ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .