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cowherb

[kou-urb, -hurb]
noun
  1. a plant, Vaccaria pyramidata, of the pink family, native to Europe, having clusters of pink flowers.
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Origin of cowherb

First recorded in 1855–60; cow1 + herb
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British Dictionary definitions for cowherb

cowherb

noun
  1. a European caryophyllaceous plant, Saponaria vaccaria, having clusters of pink flowers: a weed in the USSee also soapwort
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