deer's-ear
deer's-ear deer's-ear n. any of various tall perennial herbs constituting the genus {Frasera}; it is widely distributed in warm dry upland areas of the US Pacific states.

Syn: columbo, American columbo, deer's-ears, pyramid plant, American gentian. [WordNet 1.5]


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