Knawel
Knawel Knaw"el (n[add]"[e^]l), n. [Akin to G. knauelk, kn["a]uel, prop., a ball of thread, coil. Cf. {Clew}.] (Bot.) A low, spreading weed ({Scleranthus annuus}), common in sandy soil. [1913 Webster]

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  • knawel — /ˈnɔəl/ (say nawuhl) noun any of several small plants of the genus Scleranthus, as S. annuus, annual knawel, widespread in sandy places. {German Knäuel, literally, ball of yarn} …   Australian English dictionary

  • knawel — /nawl/, n. any of several plants belonging to the genus Scleranthus, of the pink family, native to Eurasia, esp. S. annuus, a common, low growing weed that forms dense mats. [1570 80; < G Knauel, Kneuel knotweed] * * * …   Universalium

  • knawel — [ nɔ:ɪl] noun a low growing inconspicuous plant of the pink family. [Genus Scleranthus.] Origin C16: from Ger. Knauel, Knäuel knotgrass …   English new terms dictionary

  • knawel — knaw·el …   English syllables

  • knawel — n. any low growing plant of the genus Scleranthus. Etymology: G Knauel …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scleranthus annuus — Knawel Knaw el (n[add] [e^]l), n. [Akin to G. knauelk, kn[ a]uel, prop., a ball of thread, coil. Cf. {Clew}.] (Bot.) A low, spreading weed ({Scleranthus annuus}), common in sandy soil. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scleranthus — Taxobox name = Scleranthus image width = 240px image caption = Scleranthus perennis domain = Eukaryota regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Caryophyllales familia = Caryophyllaceae genus = Scleranthus genus… …   Wikipedia

  • Polish cochineal — Life cycle of the Polish cochineal in Breyne s Historia naturalis Cocci Radicum... (1731) Scientific classification Domain …   Wikipedia

  • Scleranthus — noun small genus of Old World weedy prostrate annuals: knawel • Syn: ↑genus Scleranthus • Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Caryophyllaceae, ↑family Caryophyllaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scleranthus perennis — Taxobox name = Perennial knawel image width = 250px domain = Eukaryota regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Caryophyllales familia = Caryophyllaceae genus = Scleranthus species = S. perennis binomial =… …   Wikipedia

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