Part of speech: noun

A tall, erect herb of the aster family, with very large, flat, circular heads of flowers.

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Usage examples "sunflower":

  1. The House itself was a symbolical sunflower constantly turning toward Royalty. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. A sunflower has been known to give off three pounds of water in twenty- four hours. - "Nature's Serial Story", E. P. Roe.
  3. It was a great sunflower, clothed in hoary frost, nodding in the wind. - "Neighbours", Robert Stead.