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Meaning of “wallflower” in the English Dictionary

"wallflower" in British English

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wallflowernoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɔːlˌflaʊər/  us   /ˈwɑːlˌflaʊr/
  • wallflower noun [C] (PLANT)

a ​pleasantsmellinggardenplant that has ​yellow, ​orange, or ​brownflowers that ​grow in ​groups
  • wallflower noun [C] (SHY PERSON)

informal a ​shyperson, ​especially a ​girl or woman, who is ​frightened to ​involve herself in ​socialactivities and does not ​attract much ​interest or ​attention: Sooner or ​later someone would take ​pity on the ​poor wallflower and ​ask her to ​dance.
(Definition of wallflower from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wallflower" in Business English

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wallflowernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈwɔːlflaʊər/ (also orphan stock)
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a ​type of ​investment that ​investors are not very interested in because they ​think it does not have much ​value: Because National Savings ​products are not very ​competitive, they are widely regarded as the wallflowers of the ​investmentworld.
(Definition of wallflower from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wallflower”
in Chinese (Simplified) 植物, 桂竹香,墙头花…
in Chinese (Traditional) 植物, 桂竹香,牆頭花…
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