Definition of pasque flower in English:

pasque flower

Pronunciation: /pask//pɑːsk/

noun

  • A spring-flowering European plant related to the anemones, with purple flowers and fern-like foliage.

    • ‘From mid-June through July, you should see profuse wildflowers, from the dainty, lavender pasque flowers to penstemons in shades of blue and purple.’
    • ‘Now that I have acid soil, I dream of pasque flowers and pinks.’
    • ‘These include California poppy, Jamaican dogwood, cramp bark and pasque flower.’
    • ‘While many of the other plants in South Dakota haven't even turned green, the pasque flower is peaking above the snow, with its white, pink, or purplish, tulip-like blossoms already open.’
    • ‘In the spring, the pasque flower is densely covered with white silky hairs that look like an old mans beard.’

Origin

Late 16th century (as passeflower): from French passe-fleur. The change in spelling of the first word was due to association with archaic pasque ‘Easter’ (because of the plant's early flowering).

Pronunciation:

pasque flower

/pask//pɑːsk/