noun Date: 1819 any of a genus (Vernonia) of mostly weedy composite plants usually having alternate leaves and perfect red, purple, or white tubular flowers in terminal cymose heads

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  • Ironweed — Ironweed[1] sous titré La Force d un destin en France est un film américain d Hector Babenco sorti en 1987. Le film est un adaptation du roman Ironweed de William Kennedy récompensé du Prix Pulitzer de la fiction en 1984. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ironweed — I ron*weed , n. (Bot.) A tall weed with purplish flowers ({Vernonia Noveboracensis}). The name is also applied to other plants of the same genus. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ironweed — [ī′ərnwēd΄] n. [so named from its hard stem] any of a genus (Vernonia) of perennial plants of the composite family, with clusters of small, tubular, purple flowers …   English World dictionary

  • Ironweed — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Wolfsmilch Originaltitel: Ironweed Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 1987 Länge: 137 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ironweed — This article is about the novel. For the film, see Ironweed (film). For the plant, see Vernonia Ironweed is a 1983 novel by William Kennedy. It received the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and is part of Kennedy s Albany Cycle. It placed at… …   Wikipedia

  • ironweed — /uy euhrn weed /, n. any of certain North American composite plants of the genus Vernonia, having tubular, chiefly purple or red disk flowers. [1810 20; IRON + WEED1] * * * Any of about 500 species of perennial plants constituting the genus… …   Universalium

  • Ironweed —    (la Force d un destin) Ironweed    Drame de Héctor Babenco, d après le roman de William Kennedy, avec Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker, Michael O Keefe.   Pays: États Unis   Date de sortie: 1987   Technique: couleurs   Durée: 2 h 25 …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • ironweed — noun Any of certain species of the genus Vernonia of forbs and shrubs …   Wiktionary

  • Ironweed — Vernonia (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • ironweed — i•ron•weed [[t]ˈaɪ ərnˌwid[/t]] n. pln any North American composite plant of the genus Vernonia having tubular, chiefly purple or red disk flowers …   From formal English to slang

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