From 日 (hi, “sun”) + 回り (mawari, “rotation”). The kanji are jukujikun (熟字訓), from Chinese 向日葵.
- (Irregular reading)
- Homophone: 火回り
向日葵 (hiragana ひまわり, katakana ヒマワリ, rōmaji himawari, historical hiragana ひまはり, historical katakana ヒマハリ)
- a sunflower (flower)
- As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana, especially in biological contexts, as ヒマワリ.