Meadow beauty
Meadow Mead"ow, a. Of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow; produced, growing, or living in, a meadow. ``Fat meadow ground.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Note: For many names of plants compounded with meadow, see the particular word in the Vocabulary. [1913 Webster]

{Meadow beauty}. (Bot.) Same as {Deergrass}.

{Meadow foxtail} (Bot.), a valuable pasture grass ({Alopecurus pratensis}) resembling timothy, but with softer spikes.

{Meadow hay}, a coarse grass, or true sedge, growing in uncultivated swamp or river meadow; -- used as fodder or bedding for cattle, packing for ice, etc. [Local, U. S.]

{Meadow hen}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The American bittern. See {Stake-driver}. (b) The American coot ({Fulica}). (c) The clapper rail.

{Meadow mouse} (Zo["o]l.), any mouse of the genus {Arvicola}, as the common American species {Arvicola riparia}; -- called also {field mouse}, and {field vole}.

{Meadow mussel} (Zo["o]l.), an American ribbed mussel ({Modiola plicatula}), very abundant in salt marshes.

{Meadow ore} (Min.), bog-iron ore, a kind of limonite.

{Meadow parsnip}. (Bot.) See under {Parsnip}.

{Meadow pink}. (Bot.) See under {Pink}.

{Meadow pipit} (Zo["o]l.), a small singing bird of the genus {Anthus}, as {Anthus pratensis}, of Europe.

{Meadow rue} (Bot.), a delicate early plant, of the genus {Thalictrum}, having compound leaves and numerous white flowers. There are many species.

{Meadow saffron}. (Bot.) See under {Saffron}.

{Meadow sage}. (Bot.) See under {Sage}.

{Meadow saxifrage} (Bot.), an umbelliferous plant of Europe ({Silaus pratensis}), somewhat resembling fennel.

{Meadow snipe} (Zo["o]l.), the common or jack snipe. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • meadow beauty — ☆ meadow beauty n. any of a genus (Rhexia) of perennial North American plants of the melastome family, with pink or lavender flowers and large stamens …   English World dictionary

  • meadow beauty — noun Date: 1840 any of a genus (Rhexia of the family Melastomaceae, the meadow beauty family) of perennial North American herbs with showy solitary or cymose flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • meadow beauty — noun any of several plants of the genus Rhexia usually having pink purple to magenta flowers; eastern North America • Syn: ↑deer grass • Hypernyms: ↑subshrub, ↑suffrutex • Member Holonyms: ↑Rhexia, ↑genus Rhexia * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • meadow beauty — any of several North American plants of the genus Rhexia, esp. R. mariana or R. virginica, having showy rose pink flowers with eight prominent bright yellow stamens. Also called deer grass. [1830 40, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • meadow beauty — mead′ow beau ty n. pln any of several North American plants of the genus Rhexia, family Melastomataceae, with rose pink flowers and large yellow stamens • Etymology: 1830–40, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • meadow-beauty family — noun a family of trees and bushes and herbs of order Myrtales; many are cultivated as ornamentals • Syn: ↑Melastomataceae, ↑family Melastomataceae, ↑Melastomaceae, ↑family Melastomaceae • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot family …   Useful english dictionary

  • Meadow — Mead ow, a. Of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow; produced, growing, or living in, a meadow. Fat meadow ground. Milton. [1913 Webster] Note: For many names of plants compounded with meadow, see the particular word in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meadow foxtail — Meadow Mead ow, a. Of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow; produced, growing, or living in, a meadow. Fat meadow ground. Milton. [1913 Webster] Note: For many names of plants compounded with meadow, see the particular word in the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meadow hay — Meadow Mead ow, a. Of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow; produced, growing, or living in, a meadow. Fat meadow ground. Milton. [1913 Webster] Note: For many names of plants compounded with meadow, see the particular word in the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meadow hen — Meadow Mead ow, a. Of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow; produced, growing, or living in, a meadow. Fat meadow ground. Milton. [1913 Webster] Note: For many names of plants compounded with meadow, see the particular word in the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”