zonnebloem

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From zon +‎ bloem. Named because the flower turns to keep facing the sun; compare English sunflower, Spanish girasol. The sense "50 guilder banknote" is derived from the large image of a sunflower found on such notes.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zonnebloem m, f (plural zonnebloemen, diminutive zommebloemetje n or zonnebloempje n)

  1. sunflower
  2. 50 guilder banknote