- any composite plant of the genus Hieracium, usually bearing yellow flowers.
- any of various related plants.
Origin of hawkweed
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Examples from the Web for hawkweed
It was placed high and dry on a tussock in a flaming patch of hawkweed.In the Open
Stanton Davis Kirkham
Along the paths there is a fringe of hawkweed and crowfoot and yellow cistus.In the West Country
Francis A. Knight
I have since learned that the plant is Hieracium aurantiacum from Europe, a kind of hawkweed.Riverby
The Greeks considered the Hawkweed a holy plant, inasmuch as it was dedicated to the use of a bird they held sacred.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics
A little screen of leaves of the hawkweed permits only the rim of one edge of the nest to be seen.Under the Maples
- any typically hairy plant of the genus Hieracium, with clusters of dandelion-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
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