common sunflower

annual sunflower grown for silage and for its seeds which are a source of oil; common throughout United States and much of North America
Syn: ↑mirasol, ↑Helianthus annuus
Hypernyms: ↑sunflower, ↑helianthus
Part Meronyms: ↑sunflower seed

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: the annual sunflower (Helianthus annuus) often grown for silage and for its seeds which yield an edible oil and are used for stock feed — see sunflower illustration

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