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hawkweed

[ hawk-weed ]
/ ˈhɔkˌwid /
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noun

any composite plant of the genus Hieracium, usually bearing yellow flowers.
any of various related plants.

Nearby words

hawksbill, hawksbill turtle, hawkshaw, hawksmoor, hawksmoor, nicholas, hawkweed, hawkyns, haworth, haworthia, hawse, hawsehole

Origin of hawkweed

1555–65; translation of New Latin, Latin hierācium < Greek hierāk, stem of hiérāx hawk + Latin -ium -ium; see weed1
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British Dictionary definitions for hawkweed

hawkweed

/ (ˈhɔːkˌwiːd) /

noun

any typically hairy plant of the genus Hieracium, with clusters of dandelion-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
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