bachelor's button

noun
1. an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers
Hypernyms: ↑flower
Member Holonyms: ↑Centaurea, ↑genus Centaurea
2. tropical American herb having rose to red or purple flowers that can be dried without losing color
Hypernyms: ↑flower
Member Holonyms: ↑Gomphrena, ↑genus Gomphrena

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷( ̷ ̷) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ noun also bachelor button \\ˈ ̷ ̷( ̷ ̷) ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ (plural bachelor's buttons also bachelor buttons)
1. : any of numerous plants with flowers or flower heads that suggest buttons: as
a. : daisy 1a
e. : blue-bottle 1a
2. usually bachelor button : a deep pink that is bluer than average coral (sense 3b) and bluer and duller than fiesta or begonia

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Bachelor's button — Bach e*lor s but ton, (Bot.) A plant with flowers shaped like buttons; especially, several species of {Ranunculus}, and the cornflower ({Centaurea cyanus}) and globe amaranth ({Gomphrena}). [1913 Webster] Note: Bachelor s buttons, a name given to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bachelor's button — n. any of several plants of a genus (Centaurea) of the composite family, that have scaly, vase shaped bracts below the white, pink, or blue flowers; esp., the cornflower and knapweed * * * or cornflower Herbaceous, hardy annual plant (Centaurea… …   Universalium

  • bachelor's button — n. any of several plants of a genus (Centaurea) of the composite family, that have scaly, vase shaped bracts below the white, pink, or blue flowers; esp., the cornflower and knapweed …   English World dictionary

  • bachelor's button — Bluebottle Blue bot tle, blue bottle lue bottle, n. 1. (Bot.) an annual Eurasian plant ({Centaurea cyanus}) which grows in grain fields; called also {bachelor s button}. It receives its name from its blue bottle shaped flowers. Varieties… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bachelor’s-button — paprastoji rugiagėlė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Centaurea cyanus), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Centaurea cyanus angl. bachelor’s button; blue… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bachelor's-button — dobilinė gomfrena statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Burnotinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Gomphrena globosa), kilęs iš pietų Afrikos. atitikmenys: lot. Gomphrena globosa angl. bachelor s button; common globe amaranth; globe amaranth vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bachelor's button — noun a) Any one of a number of plants with daisylike, button shaped flowers of the genus Centaurea, especially the species Centaurea cyanus. b) A button which may be attached to clothing without resorting to needle and thread. Syn: cornflower,… …   Wiktionary

  • bachelor's button — noun Date: 1847 a European composite (Centaurea cyanus) having flower heads with usually blue, pink, or white rays that is often cultivated in North America called also cornflower …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bachelor's-button — /bach euh leuhrz but n, bach leuhrz /, n. any of various plants with round flower heads, esp. the cornflower. [1570 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • Bachelor's button — Gomphrena (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

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