Hawkweed
Hawkweed Hawk"weed` (-w[=e]d`), n. (Bot.) (a) A plant of the genus {Hieracium}; -- so called from the ancient belief that birds of prey used its juice to strengthen their vision. (b) A plant of the genus {Senecio} ({Senecio hieracifolius}). --Loudon. [1913 Webster]

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  • hawkweed — [hôk′wēd΄] n. any of a genus (Hieracium) of plants of the composite family, usually with conspicuous basal leaves and stalked clusters of heads with yellow or scarlet ray flowers, including devil s paintbrush …   English World dictionary

  • Hawkweed — Taxobox name = Hawkweed image width = 250px image caption = Orange Hawkweed ( Hieracium aurantiacum ) regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Asterales familia = Asteraceae subfamilia = Cichorioideae tribus =… …   Wikipedia

  • hawkweed — /hawk weed /, n. 1. any composite plant of the genus Hieracium, usually bearing yellow flowers. 2. any of various related plants. [1555 65; trans. of NL, L hieracium < Gk hierak, s. of hiérax hawk + L ium IUM; see WEED1] * * * Any of the… …   Universalium

  • hawkweed — /ˈhɔkwid/ (say hawkweed) noun 1. any herb of the originally European genus Hieracium, especially orange hawkweed, H. aurantiacum, a weed in the alpine country and temperate tablelands of eastern Australia; introduced into Tasmania in the early… …   Australian English dictionary

  • hawkweed — noun Date: 1562 any of a genus (Hieracium) of perennial often apomictic composite herbs having usually yellow flowers compare orange hawkweed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hawkweed — vanagė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šeima. Astriniai – Asteraceae Martynov atitikmenys: lot. Hieracium angl. hawkweed vok. Habichtskraut rus. ястребинка lenk. jastrzębiec …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • hawkweed — noun Any species of plant of the genus Hieracium and its segregate genus Pilosella, in the sunflower family (Asteraceae) …   Wiktionary

  • Hawkweed — Hieracium (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • hawkweed — noun a plant of the daisy family, with yellow dandelion like flower heads. [Genus Hieracium.] Origin OE, rendering L. hieracium, based on Gk hierax hawk …   English new terms dictionary

  • hawkweed — hawk•weed [[t]ˈhɔkˌwid[/t]] n. pln any weedy composite plant of the genus Hieracium, usu. bearing yellow or orange flower clusters • Etymology: 1555–65 …   From formal English to slang

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