willow herb
noun Date: 1578 any of a genus (Epilobium) of herbs of the evening-primrose family; especially fireweed b

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  • Willow-herb — Wil low herb , n. (Bot.) A perennial herb ({Epilobium spicatum}) with narrow willowlike leaves and showy rose purple flowers. The name is sometimes made to include other species of the same genus. [1913 Webster] {Spiked willow herb}, a perennial… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • willow herb — n. 1. any of a genus (Epilobium) of perennial plants of the evening primrose family, with narrow leaves, whitish or purple flowers, and slender pods filled with plumed seeds, as the fireweed 2. purple loosestrife: see LOOSESTRIFE (n. 2) …   English World dictionary

  • willow herb — any of numerous plants belonging to the genus Epilobium, of the evening primrose family, having terminal clusters of purplish or white flowers. Cf. fireweed. [1570 80] * * * Any of about 200 plants that make up the genus Epilobium, of the evening …   Universalium

  • willow-herb — gaurometis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Nakvišinių (Onagraceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Chamerion). atitikmenys: lot. Chamerion angl. willow; willow herb; willow weed vok. Weidenröschen rus. кипрей; кипрейник lenk. wierzbówka; wierzbównica …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • willow herb — noun 1. : a plant of the genus Epilobium; especially : fireweed b see hairy willow herb 2. a. : purple loosestrife …   Useful english dictionary

  • willow herb — wil′low herb n. pln any plant of the genus Epilobium, of the evening primrose family Compare fireweed • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • willow-herb — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spiked willow-herb — Willow herb Wil low herb , n. (Bot.) A perennial herb ({Epilobium spicatum}) with narrow willowlike leaves and showy rose purple flowers. The name is sometimes made to include other species of the same genus. [1913 Webster] {Spiked willow herb},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • great willow herb — noun : fireweed b * * * either of two tall, large flowered willow herbs, Epilobium angustifolium or E. hirsutum. * * * great willow herb, = willow herb. (Cf. ↑willow herb) …   Useful english dictionary

  • great willow-herb — siauralapis gaurometis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Nakvišinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medingas, vaistinis augalas (Chamerion angustifolium), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje, Šiaurės Amerikoje ir šiaurės Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Chamerion… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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