storksbill
noun Date: 1562 any of several plants of the geranium family with elongate beaked fruits: a. pelargonium b. any of a genus (Erodium) of herbs with small often veined or blotched flowers

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  • storksbill — noun any of various plants of the genus Erodium • Syn: ↑heron s bill • Hypernyms: ↑geranium • Hyponyms: ↑redstem storksbill, ↑alfilaria, ↑alfileria, ↑f …   Useful english dictionary

  • storksbill — storks·bill (stôrksʹbĭl ) n. 1. Any of various plants of the genus Erodium, having fruit with a narrow beaklike tip. 2. See geranium. * * * ▪ Erodium also called  Heronsbill,         any of several flowering plants of the genus Erodium, in the… …   Universalium

  • storksbill — noun a plant related to the cranesbill, with small pink flowers and fruits that have long twisted beaks. [Genus Erodium.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • redstem storksbill — noun European weed naturalized in southwestern United States and Mexico having reddish decumbent stems with small fernlike leaves and small deep reddish lavender flowers followed by slender fruits that stick straight up; often grown for forage •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Texas storksbill — noun of prairies and desert areas of southwestern United States and Mexico • Syn: ↑Erodium texanum • Hypernyms: ↑storksbill, ↑heron s bill …   Useful english dictionary

  • hemlock storksbill — noun : alfilaria …   Useful english dictionary

  • heron's bill — noun any of various plants of the genus Erodium • Syn: ↑storksbill • Hypernyms: ↑geranium • Hyponyms: ↑redstem storksbill, ↑alfilaria, ↑alfileria, ↑filare …   Useful english dictionary

  • alfilaria — noun European weed naturalized in southwestern United States and Mexico having reddish decumbent stems with small fernlike leaves and small deep reddish lavender flowers followed by slender fruits that stick straight up; often grown for forage •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • alfileria — noun European weed naturalized in southwestern United States and Mexico having reddish decumbent stems with small fernlike leaves and small deep reddish lavender flowers followed by slender fruits that stick straight up; often grown for forage •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • clocks — noun European weed naturalized in southwestern United States and Mexico having reddish decumbent stems with small fernlike leaves and small deep reddish lavender flowers followed by slender fruits that stick straight up; often grown for forage •… …   Useful english dictionary

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