Blowball
Blowball Blow"ball`, n. The downy seed head of a dandelion, which children delight to blow away. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

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  • blowball — /bloh bawl /, n. the downy head or pappus of the dandelion, salsify, etc. [1660 70; BLOW2 + BALL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • blowball — n. fluffy seed ball or pappus of several types of plants (such as the dandelion, salsify, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blowball — noun any of several herbs of the genus Taraxacum having long tap roots and deeply notched leaves and bright yellow flowers followed by fluffy seed balls • Syn: ↑dandelion • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑common dandelion, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Meadow Salsify — Tragopogon pratensis subsp. pratensis Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Taraxacum officinale — Common Dandelion Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • 絮球 — xùqiú [blowball] 被蓬松绒毛的种子球(如蒲公英的) …   Advanced Chinese dictionary

  • naató'sipisátssaisski — dandelion; synonyms (n) blowball, daisy, goldenrod, lettuces, marigold, ragweed, sunflower, thistle, zinnia …   Blackfoot - English thesaurus dictionary

  • common dandelion — noun Eurasian plant widely naturalized as a weed in North America; used as salad greens and to make wine • Syn: ↑Taraxacum ruderalia, ↑Taraxacum officinale • Hypernyms: ↑dandelion, ↑blowball • Part Meronyms: ↑dandelion green …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Taraxacum — noun an asterid dicot genus of the family Compositae including dandelions • Syn: ↑Taraxacum • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Compositae, ↑family Compositae, ↑Asteraceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • herbaceous plant — noun a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests • Syn: ↑herb • Derivationally related forms: ↑herbal (for: ↑herb) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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