sunflower

Definitions

General English

Agriculture

  • noun an important oilseed crop grown in temperate areas

Food

  • A tender annual, Helianthus annuus, which grows up to 3 m high with a large yellow daisy type of flower. The seeds are a major source of vegetable oil and are often eaten raw or roasted especially as a snack. The flower buds may be steamed and served like globe artichokes.
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