Thimbleweed
Thimbleweed Thim"ble*weed`, n. (Bot.) Any plant of the composite genus {Rudbeckia}, coarse herbs somewhat resembling the sunflower; -- so called from their conical receptacles. [1913 Webster]

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  • thimbleweed — ☆ thimbleweed [thim′bəl wēd΄ ] n. any of various plants with thimble shaped receptacles; esp., a) any of several anemones with elongated cylindrical heads of woolly achenes b) any of several rudbeckias …   English World dictionary

  • thimbleweed — noun a common North American anemone with cylindrical fruit clusters resembling thimbles • Syn: ↑Anemone cylindrica • Hypernyms: ↑anemone, ↑windflower • Hyponyms: ↑longheaded thimbleweed, ↑Anemone riparia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • thimbleweed — noun Date: 1833 any of various anemones (as Anemone virginiana and A. cylindrica) with cylindrical seed heads …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thimbleweed — /thim beuhl weed /, n. any of several plants having a thimble shaped fruiting head, esp. either of two white flowered North American plants, Anemone riparia or A. virginiana. [1825 35, Amer.; THIMBLE + WEED1] * * * …   Universalium

  • thimbleweed — thim•ble•weed [[t]ˈθɪm bəlˌwid[/t]] n. pln any of several plants that have a thimble shaped fruiting head, esp. either of two white flowered buttercups, Anemone riparia or A virginiana[/ex] • Etymology: 1825–35, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • longheaded thimbleweed — noun thimbleweed of northern North America • Syn: ↑Anemone riparia • Hypernyms: ↑thimbleweed, ↑Anemone cylindrica …   Useful english dictionary

  • Virginia thimbleweed — noun thimbleweed of central and eastern North America • Syn: ↑Anemone virginiana • Hypernyms: ↑thimbleweed, ↑Anemone cylindrica …   Useful english dictionary

  • European thimbleweed — noun A parallel name for wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa) …   Wiktionary

  • List of Canadian plants by family R — Main page: List of Canadian plants by familyFamilies: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I J K | L | M | N | O | P Q | R | S | T | U V W | X Y Z Radulaceae * Radula auriculata * Radula complanata * Radula obconica * Radula obtusiloba * Radula… …   Wikipedia

  • Rudbeckia laciniata — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

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