Emoji Glossary

Nature Emoji Meanings 💐

Nature emojis are really popular for a multitude of reasons. Not only do they directly relate to outdoor surroundings, but this specific set of emojis also happens to be the most aesthetically pleasing to look at. Because of this, nature emojis are often added to captions, bios and more to bump up the attractiveness of a post. But that isn’t all they’re for which is why it’s important to know what they mean. 

To make things easier, we’ve broken up the main nature emojis into these four categories: 

  • Flower emoji meanings
  • Plant and tree emoji meanings
  • Earth and space emoji meanings
  • Weather emoji meanings

Flower Emoji Meanings

Emoji: 💐
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Bouquet emoji
Meaning:
The bouquet emoji is representative of a gift of flowers that can be given for any occasion or celebration to symbolize love, affection and appreciation. 

Emoji: 🌸
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Cherry blossom emoji
Meaning:
The cherry blossom emoji is a traditional symbol in Japan. It is often used to signify springtime, Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day.  

Emoji: 💮
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White flower emoji
Meaning:
This emoji symbolizes the flower from the cherry blossom tree in a different way to more closely honor Japanese culture and plant life. 

Emoji: 🪷
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Lotus emoji
Meaning:
The lotus emoji represents beauty, purity, serenity and calmness. It is even typically paired with the person in a lotus position emoji. 

Emoji: 🏵
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Rosette emoji
Meaning:
The rosette emoji is also commonly used on holidays like Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day as a symbol of love and beauty. 

Emoji: 🌹
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Rose emoji
Meaning:
The rose emoji is most typically used on Valentine’s Day, but has also gained popularity in reference to pop culture moments like The Bachelor and Bachelorette. 

Emoji: 🥀
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Wilted flower emoji
Meaning:
The wilted flower emoji represents a sort of death or fading of feelings in a situation or relationship. 

Emoji: 🌺
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Hibiscus emoji
Meaning:
Like many of the other flower emojis, the hibiscus emoji is used on prominent holidays and to portray beauty, love and tropical destinations. 

Emoji: 🌻
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Sunflower emoji
Meaning:
The sunflower emoji is meant to represent the sun, summer, nature and beautiful weather. 

Emoji: 🌼
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Blossom emoji
Meaning:
The blossom emoji is another beautiful flower that can be sent on special occasions to show love and appreciation. 

Emoji: 🌷
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Tulip emoji
Meaning:
The tulip emoji is a representation of springtime, new beginnings and beauty. It is also commonly associated with spring holidays like Easter.

Plant and Tree Emoji Meanings

Emoji: 🌵
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Cactus emoji
Meaning:
The cactus emoji is typically used to represent the desert, the Southwest, overly dry climates and even someone with a ‘prickly’ personality. 

Emoji: 🎄
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Christmas tree emoji
Meaning:
The Christmas tree emoji sees peak usage in December, aligning with the Christmas season. It is commonly used alongside the present emoji and Santa emoji to enhance festive communications.

Emoji: 🌳
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Deciduous tree emoji
Meaning:
This emoji is supposed to symbolize the changing of the seasons and the overall beauty of nature.

Emoji: 🌲
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Evergreen tree emoji
Meaning:
The evergreen tree emoji is more popular to use in the winter due to how much it looks like a Christmas tree, just without lights. 

Emoji: 🌴
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Palm tree emoji
Meaning:
The palm tree emoji is typically used when talking about tropical destinations and especially when talking about going on vacation. 

Emoji: 🪵
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Wood emoji
Meaning:
The wood emoji is typically used to refer to buildings, building materials and nature. It can also be used in idioms like ‘knock on wood’. 

Emoji: 🌱
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Seedling emoji
Meaning:
The seedling emoji is a popular representation of sprouts, new beginnings and new growth. 

Emoji: 🌿
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Herb emoji
Meaning:
The herb emoji can represent many different things, including culinary, medicinal or aromatic qualities. 

Emoji: ☘️
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Shamrock emoji
Meaning:
The shamrock emoji is the emblem of Ireland and an extremely popular symbol to use around St. Patricks Day. 

Emoji: 🍀
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Four leaf clover emoji
Meaning:
The four-leaf clover emoji represents good luck and fortune. Similarly to the shamrock emoji, it is especially popular around St. Patrick's Day.

Emoji: 🎍
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Bamboo emoji
Meaning:
The bamboo emoji is a Japanese kadomatsu, a plant placed outside homes in Japan around the New Year to welcome spirits for a plentiful year ahead. 

Emoji: 🪴
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Potted plant emoji
Meaning:
The potted plant emoji is a simple depiction of all things nature, growth, gardening and home decor. 

Emoji: 🎋
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Tanabata tree emoji
Meaning:
The Tanabata tree emoji depicts the act in which Japanese Tanabata festival goers hang wishes on trees. This emoji is particularly useful when someone is wishing for something. 

Emoji: 🍃
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Leaves emoji
Meaning:
The leaves emoji depicts two leaves blowing in the wind, perhaps on a nice summer day. It is also commonly used as a placeholder for marijuana. 

Emoji: 🍂
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Fallen leaf emoji
Meaning:
The fallen leaf emoji mainly represents Autumn but can also refer to the ending or dying of something. 

Emoji: 🍁
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Maple leaf emoji
Meaning:
The maple leaf emoji is especially important to Canadians and represents their flag and culture. It is also used to represent Autumn.

Emoji: 🍄
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Mushroom emoji
Meaning:
The mushroom emoji is often associated with the forest and mystical or cute things. It can also refer to magic mushrooms. 

Emoji: 🌾
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Ear of rice emoji
Meaning:
The ear of rice emoji is often mistaken for and used to represent wheat, harvesting, farming and crops. 

Emoji: 🪨
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Rock emoji
Meaning:
While the rock emoji may seem boring, it actually represents something that is heavy, strong, sturdy and even unbreakable.

Earth and Space Emoji Meanings

Emoji: 🌝
Name:
Full moon with face emoji
Meaning:
The full moon with face emoji is often used in place of regular smileys especially when someone is feeling awkward or uncomfortable. 

Emoji: 🌛🌜
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First/last quarter moon with face emoji
Meaning:
The first and last quarter moon with face emojis are meant to represent the man in the moon. They’re more generally used when talking about the nighttime or saying good night. 

Emoji: 🌚
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New moon with face emoji
Meaning:
Similar to the full moon with the face emoji, the new moon with the face emoji is also often used in place of regular smileys and dedicated to particularly awkward or uncomfortable situations. 

Emoji: 🌕🌖🌗🌘🌑🌒🌓🌔
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Moon phase emoji
Meaning:
These emojis represent the full moon, waning gibbous, last quarter moon, waning crescent, new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter moon and moon. 

Emoji: 🌙
Name:
Crescent moon emoji
Meaning:
Like the other moon related emojis, this one is a representation of nighttime and saying good night. It is commonly paired with other space emojis to give the full effect.

Emoji: 🌎🌍🌏
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Earth Americas/Africa/Asia emoji
Meaning:
These emojis show different regions of the Earth and are used when talking about each specific area. 

Emoji: 🪐
Name:
Ringed planet emoji
Meaning:
As this is the only planet emoji (apart from Earth) it is often used to represent all planets when talking about space and otherworldly things. 

Emoji: 💫
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Dizzy emoji
Meaning:
Commonly mistaken for a shooting star, the dizzy emoji has multiple meanings. It mainly relates to dizziness, but it can also refer to intoxication, beauty and magic. 

Emoji: ⭐️🌟
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Star emoji
Meaning:
The star emoji is a classic representation of the bright stars we see in the night sky. Aside from being associated with space, it may also accompany compliments saying someone is a ‘star’. 

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Sparkles emoji
Meaning:
The sparkles emoji is one of the most popular emojis to use as it is typically used to add a little sparkle and interest to whatever you’re saying. 

Emoji: ⚡️
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Zap emoji
Meaning:
More commonly used in relation to lightning, the zap emoji is actually just a symbol for high voltage or when something is extremely powerful or meaningful. 

Emoji: ☄️
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Comet emoji
Meaning:
The comet emoji is often used to symbolize speed, awe and things that are unbelievable, spectacular or rare. 

Emoji: 💥
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Explosion emoji
Meaning:
The explosion emoji, which mimics the dramatic bursts seen in comic books, is typically used to highlight significant events or to draw attention to something impactful.

Weather Emoji Meanings

Emoji: 🌞
Name:
Sun with face emoji
Meaning:
The sun with face emoji is one of the most popular emojis because it portrays happiness and contentment with a specific notion or situation. 

Emoji: 🔥
Name:
Fire emoji
Meaning:
Though not technically weather, the fire emoji is one of the most used emojis in the entire catalog. It’s used to symbolize when something is great and also when something is extremely hot. 

Emoji: 🌪
Name:
Tornado emoji
Meaning:
The tornado emoji is used to represent wild weather, unpredictability, and chaos, both in literal meteorological contexts and metaphorically in situations of turmoil or disorder.

Emoji: 🌈
Name:
Rainbow emoji
Meaning:
The rainbow emoji depicts one of the most specific phenomena and is most commonly used in relation to fun, beauty and LGBTQIA2S+ communities

Emoji: ☀️
Name:
Sunny emoji
Meaning:
The sunny emoji radiates sunlight, positivity and overall good vibes. This emoji is used in relation to summer, hot weather, energy and light. 

Emoji: 🌤🌥⛅️🌦🌧⛈🌩🌨
Name:
Weather phase emojis
Meaning:
The weather phase emojis include mostly sunny, partly sunny, barely sunny, partly sunny rain, rain cloud, thunder cloud with rain, lightning and snow cloud. These emojis represent different types of weather. 

Emoji: ☁️
Name:
Cloud emoji
Meaning:
While the cloud emoji most obviously depicts this type of weather, it’s also heavily used in relation to dreams and something being seen as ‘dreamy’. 

Emoji: ❄️
Name:
Snowflake emoji
Meaning:
While the snowflake emoji most commonly represents the weather, its meaning has shifted to include a particular illegal substance that cannot be casually mentioned. 

Emoji: ☃️⛄️
Name:
Snowman/snowman without snow
Meaning:
The snowman emoji depicts one of the most enjoyable pastimes for those who live or reside in snowy areas. It is an emoji used for really snowy days and fun times. 

Emoji: 🌬
Name:
Wind-blowing face emoji
Meaning:
The wind-blowing face emoji is meant to be a personification of Mother Nature. This emoji is usually associated with a breezy, stress-free environment. 

Emoji: 💨
Name:
Dash emoji
Meaning:
The dash emoji is commonly used to convey the need to move quickly, often paired with the car emoji or the runner emoji to emphasize rapid motion or departure.

Emoji: 💧💦
Name:
Water/sweat drop emoji
Meaning:
The droplet emojis are meant to signify different expressions of liquid whether it be water, sweat or tears. These emojis may also be used as an expression of sadness. 

Emoji: 🫧
Name:
Bubbles emoji
Meaning:
While not technically weather, the bubbles emoji lives within the weather category and often represents youth, fun and summer activities. 

Emoji: ☂️☔️
Name:
Umbrella/umbrella with raindrops
Meaning:
The umbrella emojis portray a certain type of weather in two different ways. The dry umbrella implies it’s about to start raining, while the wet umbrella shows that it is already raining. 

Emoji: 🌊
Name:
Ocean emoji
Meaning:
The ocean emoji is most commonly associated with different bodies of water, rough weather and the East Coast. It can also be a symbol of overcoming something difficult.

Emoji: 🌫
Name:
Fog emoji
Meaning:
The fog emoji is designed to depict obscured visibility and is typically used to represent poor weather conditions or metaphorically in situations where clarity is lacking or outcomes are uncertain.

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