Definition of pulsatilla in English:

pulsatilla

noun

  • A plant of a genus that includes the pasqueflower.

    • ‘Three plants which make an exciting selection for spring colour are aubrietia, pulsatilla and bergenia.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

pulsatilla

/ˌpəlsəˈtilə/