lady's thumb
noun Date: 1837 a widely distributed weedy annual herb (Polygonum persicaria) of the buckwheat family that has large lanceolate leaves often with a blackish blotch suggesting a thumbprint

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  • Lady's thumb — La dy s thumb . (Bot.) An annual weed ({Polygonum Persicaria}), having a lanceolate leaf with a dark spot in the middle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lady's-thumb — ☆ lady s thumb [lād′ēzthum΄ ] n. an annual plant (Polygonum persicaria) of the buckwheat family, with dense spikes of pinkish or purplish flowers …   English World dictionary

  • lady's-thumb — la′dy s thumb n. pln a smartweed, Polygonum persicaria, of the buckwheat family, having pink or purplish flowers and lance shaped leaves with a spot resembling a thumbprint • Etymology: 1830–40, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • lady's-thumb — /lay deez thum /, n. a smartweed, Polygonum persicaria, of the buckwheat family, having pink or purplish flowers and lance shaped leaves with a spot resembling a thumbprint. [1830 40, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • lady's thumb — noun The invasive perennial plant Persicaria maculosa …   Wiktionary

  • lady's thumb — noun : a common widely distributed erect branched weedy annual herb (Polygonum persicaria) with purplish stems, racemes of small pink flowers, and large lanceolate leaves often with a blackish blotch suggesting a thumbprint …   Useful english dictionary

  • lady's-thumb — /lay deez thum /, n. a smartweed, Polygonum persicaria, of the buckwheat family, having pink or purplish flowers and lance shaped leaves with a spot resembling a thumbprint. [1830 40, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lady finger — Lady finger, lady s finger, or ladyfinger may refer to:Plants: * Okra * Polygonum persicaria more commonly called lady s thumb * Mammillaria elongata a species of cactus in the genus Mammillaria * Ladyfinger grape * A variety of banana also known …   Wikipedia

  • lady'sthumb — lady s thumb n. A European perennial weed (Polygonum persicaria) having clusters of very small pinkish flowers. * * * …   Universalium

  • Lady Bird Lake — Infobox lake lake name = Lady Bird Lake image lake = ViewFromTownLake.jpg type = Power plant cooling/recreational reservoir caption lake = View from Lady Bird Lake towards downtown Austin. inflow = Colorado River outflow = Colorado River location …   Wikipedia

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