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ragwort

[ rag-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈrægˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /
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noun
any of various composite plants of the genus Senecio, as S. jacobaea, of the Old World, having yellow flowers and irregularly lobed leaves, or S. aureus(golden ragwort ), of North America, also having yellow flowers.
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Origin of ragwort

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at rag1, wort2

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British Dictionary definitions for ragwort

ragwort
/ (ˈræɡˌwɜːt) /

noun
any of several plants of the genus Senecio, esp S. jacobaea of Europe, that have yellow daisy-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)See also groundsel (def. 1)
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