Origin of pasqueflowerearlier passeflower from Middle French passefleur from passer, pass + fleur, flower, altered by associated, association with French pasque, Pasch
any of several plants (genus Anemone) of the buttercup family; esp., a North American wildflower (A. patens) of early spring, having silky, hairy foliage and cup-shaped, bluish, solitary flowers
Any of several plants of the genus Pulsatilla (or Anemone ) of the buttercup family, having large blue, purple, or white flowers and feathery plumed seeds.
Origin of pasqueflowerAlteration ( influenced by pasque Easter, from their flowering in April ) of obsolete passeflower from French passefleur passer to pass ; see pass . fleur flower ; see flower .
- Alternative spelling of pasque flower.