- any of several European hawkweeds introduced into northeastern North America, where they are troublesome weeds.
Origin of king devil
First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for king devil
He is the king-devil, and much the Commandant wants to cage him.
Each has a king-devil or arch-demon with a posse of subalterns or evil spirits.The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors
A king-devil, come fresh out of hell, could scarcely have looked more terrible.Caesar's Column