Definition of pulsatilla in English:

pulsatilla

noun

  • A plant of a genus that includes the pasque flower.

    • ‘Pulsatilla is a very rare flower which blooms only at Easter in Slovenia.’
    • ‘The genus Pulsatilla includes about 30 species, many of which are valued for their finely-dissected leaves, solitary bell-shaped flowers, and plumed seed heads.’
    • ‘Three plants which make an exciting selection for spring colour are aubrietia, pulsatilla and bergenia.’

Origin

Modern Latin, diminutive of pulsatus ‘beaten about’, expressing the notion ‘small flower beaten by the wind’.

Pronunciation

pulsatilla

/ˌpʌlsəˈtɪlə/