silverweed
noun Date: 1578 any of several cinquefoils with leaves silvery or white-tomentose beneath; especially one (Potentilla anserina) with silky hairs over the entire plant

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  • Silverweed — Sil ver*weed , n. (Bot.) A perennial rosaceous herb ({Potentilla Anserina}) having the leaves silvery white beneath. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silverweed — [sil′vər wēd΄] n. 1. a trailing perennial cinquefoil (Potentilla anserina) with pinnately compound leaves which are silvery beneath 2. any of a genus (Argyreia) of tropical, shrubby, climbing plants of the morning glory family, with silvery… …   English World dictionary

  • silverweed — /sil veuhr weed /, n. 1. a plant, Potentilla anserina, of the rose family, the leaves of which have a silvery pubescence on the underside. 2. any of several other plants having leaves with a silvery appearance. [1570 80; SILVER + WEED1] * * * …   Universalium

  • silverweed — noun A low growing flowering plant, Potentilla anserina, the leaves of which are silvery underneath Syn: goose grass …   Wiktionary

  • silverweed — noun a yellow flowered herbaceous potentilla with silvery compound leaves, a common grassland weed of north temperate regions. [Potentilla anserina.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • silverweed — sil•ver•weed [[t]ˈsɪl vərˌwid[/t]] n. pln a plant, Potentilla anserina, of the rose family, the leaves of which are silvery beneath • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • silverweed — /ˈsɪlvəwid/ (say silvuhweed) noun a plant, Potentilla anserina, with pinnate leaves having on the underside a silvery pubescence …   Australian English dictionary

  • silverweed — noun 1. any of various twining shrubs of the genus Argyreia having silvery leaves and showy purple flowers • Hypernyms: ↑vine • Member Holonyms: ↑Argyreia, ↑genus Argyreia 2. low growing perennial having leaves silvery beneath; northern United… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eged's Silverweed — Taxobox name = Eged s Silverweed regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Rosales familia = Rosaceae subfamilia = Rosoideae genus = Argentina species = A. egedii binomial = Argentina egedii binomial authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • Pacific Silverweed — Taxobox name = Pacific Silverweed image width = 250px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Rosales familia = Rosaceae genus = Potentilla species = P. pacifica binomial = Potentilla pacifica binomial authority =… …   Wikipedia

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