noun Date: 1784 any of several plants that grow especially in clearings or burned districts: as a. a weedy annual composite (Erechtites hieracifolia) of eastern North America having flower heads of whitish tubular disk flowers enveloped by green bracts b. a tall perennial (Epilobium angustifolium) of the evening-primrose family that has long spikes of pinkish-purple flowers and is an important honey plant in some areas — called also willow herb

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  • Fireweed — Fire weed , n. (Bot.) (a) An American plant ({Erechthites hiercifolia}), very troublesome in spots where brushwood has been burned. (b) The great willow herb ({Epilobium spicatum}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fireweed — ☆ fireweed [fīr′wēd΄ ] n. any of a number of plants that grow readily on cleared or burned over land; esp., a species (Epilobium angustifolium) of willow herb, with purplish red flowers …   English World dictionary

  • Fireweed — Taxobox name = Fireweed image width = 220px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Myrtales familia = Onagraceae genus = Epilobium species = E. angustifolium binomial = Epilobium angustifolium binomial authority …   Wikipedia

  • fireweed — /fuyeur weed /, n. any of various plants appearing in recently burned clearings, as the willow herb, Epilobium angustifolium. [1775 85, Amer.; FIRE + WEED1] * * * Perennial wildflower (Epilobium angustifolium) of the evening primrose family. Its… …   Universalium

  • fireweed — Alaska slang The weed everyone loves. It grows anywhere it wants to. Has pink flowers ... and in fall, the leaves turn a fiery red ..... hence the name Fireweed …   English dialects glossary

  • fireweed — /ˈfaɪəwid / (say fuyuhweed) noun 1. a short lived perennial, Senecio madagascariensis, native to south eastern Africa, commonly found as a low spreading bush with yellow, daisy like flowers growing on recently cultivated or poorly grassed land;… …   Australian English dictionary

  • fireweed — siauralapis gaurometis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Nakvišinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medingas, vaistinis augalas (Chamerion angustifolium), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje, Šiaurės Amerikoje ir šiaurės Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Chamerion… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • fireweed — noun A perennial herbaceous plant (Epilobium angustifolium) in the willowherb family Onagraceae. Syn: rosebay willowherb …   Wiktionary

  • Fireweed — Erechtites (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • fireweed — noun a plant that springs up on burnt land, especially the rosebay willowherb …   English new terms dictionary

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