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 for velvet flower
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Velvet \Vel"vet\, n. [OE. velouette, veluet, velwet; cf. OF.
     velluau, LL. velluetum, vellutum, It. velluto, Sp. velludo;
     all fr. (assumed) LL. villutus shaggy, fr L. villus shaggy
     hair; akin to vellus a fleece, and E. wool. See Wool, and
     cf. Villous.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A silk fabric, having a short, close nap of erect threads.
        Inferior qualities are made with a silk pile on a cotton
        or linen back, or with other soft fibers such as nylon,
        acetate, or rayon.
        [1913 Webster + PJC]
  
     2. The soft and highly vascular deciduous skin which envelops
        and nourishes the antlers of deer during their rapid
        growth.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Something likened to velvet[1] in being soft or luxurious;
        as, a lawn of velvet.
        [PJC]
  
     Cotton velvet, an imitation of velvet, made of cotton.
  
     Velvet cork, the best kind of cork bark, supple, elastic,
        and not woody or porous.
  
     Velvet+crab+(Zool.),+a+European+crab+({Portunus+puber">Velvet crab (Zool.), a European crab ({Portunus puber).
        When adult the black carapace is covered with a velvety
        pile. Called also lady crab, and velvet fiddler.
  
     Velvet dock (Bot.), the common mullein.
  
     Velvet duck. (Zool.)
        (a) A large European sea duck, or scoter ({Oidemia
            fusca). The adult male is glossy, velvety black, with
            a white speculum on each wing, and a white patch
            behind each eye.
        (b) The American whitewinged scoter. See Scoter.
  
     Velvet flower (Bot.), love-lies-bleeding. See under Love.
        
  
     Velvet+grass+(Bot.),+a+tall+grass+({Holcus+lanatus">Velvet grass (Bot.), a tall grass ({Holcus lanatus) with
        velvety stem and leaves; -- called also soft grass.
  
     Velvet runner (Zool.), the water rail; -- so called from
        its quiet, stealthy manner of running. [Prov. Eng.]
  
     Velvet scoter. (Zool.) Same as Velvet duck, above.
  
     Velvet sponge. (Zool.) See under Sponge.
  
     in velvet having a coating of velvet[2] over the antlers;
        in the annual stage where the antlers are still growing;
        -- of deer.
        [1913 Webster + PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  velvet flower
      n 1: young leaves widely used as leaf vegetables; seeds used as
           cereal [syn: love-lies-bleeding, velvet flower, tassel
           flower, Amaranthus caudatus]

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