Any of several plants of the genus Pulsatilla (or Anemone) of the buttercup family, having large blue, purple, or white flowers and feathery plumed seeds.
(influenced by pasque
, Easter, from their flowering in April)
, to pass; see PASS
, flower; see FLOWER
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