helmet flower

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n helmet flower a poisonous herb native to northern Europe having hooded blue-purple flowers; the dried leaves and roots yield aconite
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Usage

In literature:

Two bees, as her body guard, placed upon her head for helmet a flower of the snapdragon.
"Piccolissima" by Eliza Lee Follen
Flowers bright yellow, the calyx being helmet-shaped and rusty-red.
"Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs" by A. D. Webster
Loudon fancifully compares the leaf to a buckler, and the flower to a helmet.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
Why shouldn't you, with a steel helmet for a flower pot, be able to do the same?
"The Stars & Stripes, Vol 1, No 1, February 8, 1918" by American Expeditionary Forces
The flowers in Holtspur's hat, and the glove in Scarthe's helmet, were enigmas equally inexplicable.
"The White Gauntlet" by Mayne Reid
On it was laid the Prince's sword, helmet, etc., and some flowers.
"Music-Study in Germany" by Amy Fay
Helmet-flower is another name.
"Old-Time Gardens" by Alice Morse Earle
Flowers decked their helmets.
"And the Kaiser abdicates" by S. Miles Bouton
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In poetry:

Armoured and helmeted and spurred for fight
She fires men’s hearts to right the bitter wrong;
Yet sits She weaving of a summer night
Flowers of a bridal song.
"The Spirit Of Poetry" by George Essex Evans

In news:

Hartsville High School cheerleaders hold pictures, flowers and a football helmet after funeral services for Ronald Rouse who died after game last week.
Although Scorpion 's gold Fiore jackets, gloves and color-matched helmets have been springing up everywhere, the Fiore (which means "flower" in Italian) is just part of the exclusive Spring 2010 collection now blooming at Scorpion Sports.
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