cat's-ear

[ kats-eer ]
/ ˈkætsˌɪər /

noun

Also called gosmore. any of several Old World composite plants of the genus Hypochaeris, having leaves in a rosette at the base and dandelionlike yellow or white flowers, especially H. radicata, naturalized as a weed in the western U.S.
any western American plant of the genus Calochortus, of the lily family, as C. coeruleus or C. elegans, having white or bluish bell-shaped flowers.

Nearby words

  1. cat's pajamas,
  2. cat's paw,
  3. cat's whisker,
  4. cat's whiskers,
  5. cat's-claw,
  6. cat's-eye,
  7. cat's-foot,
  8. cat's-paw,
  9. cat's-tail,
  10. cat's-tail speedwell

Origin of cat's-ear

First recorded in 1840–50

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British Dictionary definitions for cat's-ear

cat's-ear

noun

any of various European plants of the genus Hypochoeris, esp H. radicata, having dandelion-like heads of yellow flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
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