Any of various plants that move or are believed to move in response to the sun, especially the Mediterranean species Chrozophora tinctoria.
Any of a number of plants whose flowers supposedly turn with the sun, as the sunflower and heliotrope.
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Origin of turnsole
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- French tournesol