ETYM Latin anemone, Greek, from anemos wind.
Any woodland plant of the genus Anemone grown for its beautiful flowers and whorls of dissected leaves; SYN. windflower.
Any plant of the genus Anemone of the buttercup family Ranunculaceae. The function of petals is performed by its sepals.
The white or lavender-tinged wood anemone A. quinquefolia grows in open woods, flowering in spring.