hawkweed

[ hawk-weed ]
/ ˈhɔkˌwid /

noun

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

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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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