spider flower

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spider flower native to South America but naturalized in warm parts of United States; grown for its long-lasting spider-shaped white to pink-purple flowers
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Usage

In literature:

They are like spiders that suck venom out of sweet and fragrant flowers.
"Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians" by Martin Luther
You know it is said that a spider extracts poison from the same flower where the bee gets honey.
"Home Scenes, and Home Influence" by T. S. Arthur
We must never lose hold of the principle that every flower is meant to be seen by human creatures with human eyes, as by spiders with spider eyes.
"Proserpina, Volume 2" by John Ruskin
From the same flower the Bee sucks honey, from whence the Spider hath his poyson.
"Machiavelli, Volume I" by Niccolò Machiavelli
On the flower was squatting a huge spider!
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
It has no flowers, I am sure; nor fruit neither, except little seeds with wings upon them like a spider-fly.
"The Desert Home" by Mayne Reid
One day I saw what I thought was a swelling on one part of the flower, but a closer look showed it was a living spider.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
Ill-nature, like a spider, sucks poison from the sweetest flower.
"Life and Literature" by J. Purver Richardson
One, like a bee, gathers honey out of any herb; the other, like a spider, sucks poison out of the sweetest flower.
"Talkers" by John Bate
It is called spiderwort, spider lily, ink flower, king's crown, and various other names.
"Prairie Smoke (Second Edition, Revised)" by Melvin Randolph Gilmore
The yellow garden-spider now ran up to the tender, white flower.
"Titan: A Romance" by Jean Paul
Meanwhile the sick woman withered like a flower in whose cup a poisonous spider has settled.
"Hania" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Thus Melissa, like the bee, gathers honey from every weed; while Arachne, like the spider, sucks poison from the fairest flowers.
"The New-York Weekly Magazine" by Various
The flowers, their roots glintily netted with spider-webs, nodded serenely over his long hands.
"Memoirs of a Midget" by Walter de la Mare
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In news:

Exotic spider like shaped flowers in casein white petals.
Lavender-pink blooms of Cleome Senorita Rosalita Senorita -Rosalita-spider-flower.
Señorita Rosalita spider flower.
We love Señorita Rosalita spider flower for its lack of thorns, sticky foliage, unpleasant aroma and unsightly seedpods.
Lavender-pink blooms of Cleome Senorita Rosalita Senorita-Rosalita- spider-flower .
Señorita Rosalita spider flower .
Seeing Flowers in Zigzags of the Spider's Web.
THE zigzags, bars and crosses that common garden spiders weave into their webs do not look like flowers to people, but they may to insects.
The long, delicate stems of spider lilies make them ideal for cut-flower arrangements.
Giant sea spiders and carnivorous flower sponges.
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