zonnebloem

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From zon +‎ -e- +‎ 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]

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɔ.nəˌblum/
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  • Hyphenation: zon‧ne‧bloem

Noun[edit]

zonnebloem f (plural zonnebloemen, diminutive zonnebloemetje n or zonnebloempje n)

  1. A sunflower, flower of the genus Helianthus.
  2. A 50 guilder banknote.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: sonneblom
    • Sotho: sonobolomo