thimbleweed

[ thim-buhl-weed ]

noun
  1. any of several plants having a thimble-shaped fruiting head, especially either of two white-flowered North American plants, Anemone riparia or A. virginiana.

Origin of thimbleweed

1
An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; thimble + weed1

Words Nearby thimbleweed

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British Dictionary definitions for thimbleweed

thimbleweed

/ (ˈθɪmbəlˌwiːd) /


noun
  1. US any of various plants having a thimble-shaped fruit, esp an American anemone, Anemone virginiana, and a rudbeckia, Rudbeckia laciniata

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