Definition of starflower in English:


Pronunciation /ˈstärˌflou(ə)r/ /ˈstɑrˌflaʊ(ə)r/


  • A plant with starlike flowers.

    a small North American woodland plant (Trientalis borealis, family Primulaceae)a star-of-Bethlehem

    ‘Evening primrose oil and starflower oil supplements can help too.’
    • ‘The small, lavender-blue pincushions of S. stellata, known as starflower, ripen into coral-like bronze seedheads, perfect for drying.’
    • ‘Other plants that fit with the same disjunct pattern are clustered lady's slipper, white shooting-star, broadleaf starflower, evergreen violet, Henderson's sedge, and crinkle-awn fescue.’
    • ‘A second, western starflower, is the first herbaceous plant confirmed as susceptible to SOD.’
    • ‘All those from this humble little garden starflower.’