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10:27 Jan 16, 2008
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French to English translations [PRO]
Science - Botany / perfumery
French term or phrase: fleur d'oursin
I'm assuming this is truly a flower. It appears on a perfume box. Here's the context:

La sérénité des fragrances d'Hervé Gambs se respire jusqu'à l'emballage. Blancheur immaculée, parachèvement minimaliste (vernis sélectif sur les textes imprimés en couleur Pantone Black 4U) et lignes épurées invitent à la relaxation et à l'apaisement. Quant à l'étui du coffret, d'un noir profond, il illumine la ***fleur d'oursin***, tandis que le calage la dévoile dans toute sa splendeur.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Kimberly De Haan
Italy
Local time: 16:40
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1blue Dahliabrandane
3urchin bloom
Mary Carroll Richer LaFlèche
2anemone flower
Rachel Fell
2flower sea urchin
Cervin


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urchin bloom


Explanation:
bloom
http://davesgarden.com

Mary Carroll Richer LaFlèche
Canada
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flower sea urchin


Explanation:
Sea (haha typo) I mean 'See:
http://www.starfish.ch/collection/seeigel.html
There are lots of pictures and if you scroll down you will come across two with names like: Toxic Flower Sea Urchin - Toxopneustes pileolus - Giftzangen-Seeigel.
I will see if I can find anything else!



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It might help......

Cervin
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blue Dahlia


Explanation:
according to his website it's a blue Dahlia. Looks like one too.


    Reference: http://www.boutique.hervegambs.com/index.php?action=produit....
brandane
Local time: 22:40
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agree  Rachel Fell: I see what you mean - like a blue cactus-flowered dahlia (not that you can get blue dahlias) - http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pag...
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anemone flower


Explanation:
not sure, but it might just be this: the Anemone de Caen type ones which have the blackish ring of stamens in the middle that perhaps look like a sea urchin:

see this artwork - http://annuaire.idverre.net/4daction/OD_obj_et/0/F/16003

and this flower with play on words (a crab spider on an anemone with its sea urchin centre) - http://naturnet.free.fr/html/thomisus.htm

Can't think what white-petalled, blue-anthered flower Robert's can mean

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on second thoughts/further research: echinops

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Echinops_ritro_-_Our...

http://www.krissnature.net/article-6421982-6.html

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globe thistle usu. English name

Echinops 'Globe Thistle'
This Echinops or 'Globe Thistle' is a hardy perennial and a non demanding plant for the border. The handsome spherical flowers have a metallic lustre and ...
www.gardenoasis.co.uk/echinops-globe-thistle-p-727.html - 41k - Cached - Similar pages

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Asteraceae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The family Asteraceae or Compositae, known as the aster, daisy or sunflower family, is the second largest family of flowering plants, after Orchidaceae, ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteraceae - 72k - Cached - Similar pages

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La couverture, cartonnée, est munie de deux rabats avant et arrière bien pratiques pour marquer une information. Par exemple à la page 141, ou l’on apprend que l’oursin bleu, joli chardon de l’été, porte aussi le nom d’échinops, ce qui signifie « hérisson » en grec. Ou à, la page 65, plan large sur les rosaces… ou comment reconnaître les salades sauvages avant la floraison !
http://www.krissnature.net/article-6421982-6.html

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from brandane's link, sugg. also "spiked-petal flower"

Rachel Fell
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