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Definition of animal flowers

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Actinia Ac*tin"i*a, n.; pl. L. Actini[ae], E. Actinias. [Latinized fr. Gr. ?, ?, ray.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) An animal of the class Anthozoa, and family Actinid[ae]. From a resemblance to flowers in form and color, they are often called animal flowers and sea anemones. [See Polyp.]. (b) A genus in the family Actinid[ae].
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Animal An"i*mal, a. [Cf. F. animal.] 1. Of or relating to animals; as, animal functions. 2. Pertaining to the merely sentient part of a creature, as distinguished from the intellectual, rational, or spiritual part; as, the animal passions or appetites. 3. Consisting of the flesh of animals; as, animal food. Animal magnetism. See Magnetism and Mesmerism. Animal electricity, the electricity developed in some animals, as the electric eel, torpedo, etc. Animal flower (Zo["o]l.), a name given to certain marine animals resembling a flower, as any species of actinia or sea anemone, and other Anthozoa, hydroids, starfishes, etc. Animal heat (Physiol.), the heat generated in the body of a living animal, by means of which the animal is kept at nearly a uniform temperature. Animal spirits. See under Spirit. Animal kingdom, the whole class of beings endowed with animal life. It embraces several subkingdoms, and under these there are Classes, Orders, Families, Genera, Species, and sometimes intermediate groupings, all in regular subordination, but variously arranged by different writers. Note: The following are the grand divisions, or subkingdoms, and the principal classes under them, generally recognized at the present time:
Animal flower
Note: If we examine a common flower, such for instance as a geranium, we shall find that it consists of: First, an outer envelope or calyx, sometimes tubular, sometimes consisting of separate leaves called sepals; secondly, an inner envelope or corolla, which is generally more or less colored, and which, like the calyx, is sometimes tubular, sometimes composed of separate leaves called petals; thirdly, one or more stamens, consisting of a stalk or filament and a head or anther, in which the pollen is produced; and fourthly, a pistil, which is situated in the center of the flower, and consists generally of three principal parts; one or more compartments at the base, each containing one or more seeds; the stalk or style; and the stigma, which in many familiar instances forms a small head, at the top of the style or ovary, and to which the pollen must find its way in order to fertilize the flower. --Sir J. Lubbock. 3. The fairest, freshest, and choicest part of anything; as, the flower of an army, or of a family; the state or time of freshness and bloom; as, the flower of life, that is, youth. The choice and flower of all things profitable the Psalms do more briefly contain. --Hooker. The flower of the chivalry of all Spain. --Southey. A simple maiden in her flower Is worth a hundred coats of arms. --Tennyson. 4. Grain pulverized; meal; flour. [Obs.] The flowers of grains, mixed with water, will make a sort of glue. --Arbuthnot. 5. pl. (Old. Chem.) A substance in the form of a powder, especially when condensed from sublimation; as, the flowers of sulphur. 6. A figure of speech; an ornament of style. 7. pl. (Print.) Ornamental type used chiefly for borders around pages, cards, etc. --W. Savage. 8. pl. Menstrual discharges. --Lev. xv. 24. Animal flower (Zo["o]l.) See under Animal. Cut flowers, flowers cut from the stalk, as for making a bouquet. Flower bed, a plat in a garden for the cultivation of flowers. Flower beetle (Zo["o]l.), any beetle which feeds upon flowers, esp. any one of numerous small species of the genus Meligethes, family Nitidulid[ae], some of which are injurious to crops. Flower bird (Zo["o]l.), an Australian bird of the genus Anthornis, allied to the honey eaters. Flower bud, an unopened flower. Flower clock, an assemblage of flowers which open and close at different hours of the day, thus indicating the time. Flower head (Bot.), a compound flower in which all the florets are sessile on their receptacle, as in the case of the daisy. Flower pecker (Zo["o]l.), one of a family (Dic[ae]id[ae]) of small Indian and Australian birds. They resemble humming birds in habits. Flower piece. (a) A table ornament made of cut flowers. (b) (Fine Arts) A picture of flowers. Flower stalk (Bot.), the peduncle of a plant, or the stem that supports the flower or fructification.

Meaning of animal flowers from wikipedia

- nectar from flowers. Other animals may have very specific feeding behaviours, such as hawksbill sea turtles primarily eating sponges. Most animals rely on...
- some sea anemones, which are locally called animal flowers, whence the cave obtained its name. The flower consists of tentacles that can sting and paralyze...
- (parthenocarpy). Flowers contain sporangia and are the site where gametophytes develop. Many flowers have evolved to be attractive to animals, so as to cause...
- Forest’ as the state flower "State Flowers of India". www.bsienvis.nic.in. Retrieved 15 October 2016. State Animal, Bird, Tree and Flower of Chandigarh (PDF)...
- a state emblem, an animal, a bird, a flower and a tree. A second animal (fish, butterfly, reptile, aquatic animal, heritage animal) sometimes appears...
- evolution in animals is unclear as of July 2021[update]. There is a consensus that uni****ual flowers evolved from hermaphrodite flowers. The evolution...
- Carrion (from Latin caro, meaning "meat") is the decaying flesh of dead animals, including human flesh. Carrion is an important food source for large carnivores...
- state seals and symbols which include state animals, birds, trees, flowers etc. A list of state animals of India is given below. See Symbols of Indian...
- Don stops at a florist to buy flowers from a young woman named Sun Green who treats his cut. Don leaves the flowers at the grave of the fifth woman...
- open their flowers during the daytime are described as diurnal, while those that bloom during nighttime are nocturnal. The timing of flower opening is...