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
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 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.