dog fennel


Origin of dog fennel

First recorded in 1515–25

Words Nearby dog fennel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use dog fennel in a sentence

  • In Ohio and other Western States where the ox-eye daisy is not common, children use instead the bloom of the despised dog-fennel.

  • May dog fennel grow upon his ancestors' graves, and the grandsons of his children be born without eyes.

    Sixes and Sevens | O. Henry
  • Republicans are the useful; Democrats the noxious—corn and wheat against the dog fennel and Canada thistles.

  • Once he saw the soldiers ram the piece full of dog-fennel on top of the usual charge, and then he expected the cannon to burst.

    A Boy's Town | W. D. Howells
  • The plain around the shanties is full of litter, and overgrown with dog-fennel.

British Dictionary definitions for dog fennel

dog fennel

  1. another name for mayweed

  2. a weedy plant, Eupatorium capillifolium, of the southeastern US, having divided leaves and greenish rayless flower heads: family Asteraceae (composites)

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