[ US /ˈwɔɫˌfɫaʊɝ/ ]
[ UK /wˈɔːlfla‍ʊɐ/ ]
  1. remains on sidelines at social event
  2. any of numerous plants of the genus Erysimum having fragrant yellow or orange or brownish flowers
  3. perennial of southern Europe having clusters of fragrant flowers of all colors especially yellow and orange; often naturalized on old walls or cliffs; sometimes placed in genus Erysimum
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How To Use wallflower In A Sentence

  • English spring, when celandines open their yellow under the hedges, and violets are in the secret, and by the broad paths of the garden polyanthus and crocuses vary the velvet and flame, and bits of yellow wallflower shake raggedly, with a wonderful triumphance, out of the cracks of the wall. The Ladybird
  • They are not exactly wallflowers, but their shy personalities can give others the impression of being rather quiet and withdrawn.
  • Never mind, of course, that Jack Kennedy did so many women in the White House that his exploits make Clinton look like the wallflower at the high school dance.
  • You can almost imagine him at the school dance as the wallflower, smiling a secret smile to himself as he watched the gyrations and romantic aspirations of others.
  • A new dance class - where wallflowers won't be welcome - swings into action next month.
  • She was the quiet and wallflower of the party type.
  • With a brother like that, it was no surprise the girl was a wallflower.
  • We have perennial wallflower, fuchsias, lobelia, dahlia and sedum still blooming - the sedum looking particularly good with deep reddish brown flowers and yellowing foliage.
  • A perennial wallflower planted late last spring continues to flower after having been trimmed back a couple of times with each flush of colour.
  • Plant out hardy biennials such as foxgloves and wallflowers in their flowering positions.
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