orange hawkweed
noun Date: 1855 a European hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum) that has flower heads with bright orange-red rays and is a troublesome weed especially in northeastern North America

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  • orange hawkweed — ☆ orange hawkweed n. DEVIL S PAINTBRUSH …   English World dictionary

  • orange hawkweed — noun European hawkweed having flower heads with bright orange red rays; a troublesome weed especially as naturalized in northeastern North America; sometimes placed in genus Hieracium • Syn: ↑Pilosella aurantiaca, ↑Hieracium aurantiacum •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • orange hawkweed — a European composite plant, Hieracium aurantiacum, having orange, dandelionlike flowers, growing as a weed, esp. in eastern North America. Also called devil s paintbrush. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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 — 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

  • golden hawkweed — noun 1. : king devil 2. : orange hawkweed 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • orangehawkweed — orange hawkweed n. A European perennial weed (Hieracium aurantiacum) common on the Pacific coast and the eastern regions of North America, having hairy leaves and clusters of orange red flower heads. Also called devil s paintbrush. * * * …   Universalium

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