butterfly weed
noun Date: 1816 a North American milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) with showy orange flowers borne on erect leafy stems

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • butterfly weed — wēd n an orange flowered milkweed of the genus Asclepias (A. tuberosa) of eastern No. America that is a source of asclepias called also pleurisy root …   Medical dictionary

  • butterfly weed — ☆ butterfly weed n. a North American wildflower (Asclepias tuberosa) of the milkweed family, with orange flowers …   English World dictionary

  • Butterfly weed — Taxobox name = Butterfly weed image width = 250px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Gentianales familia = Apocynaceae subfamilia = Asclepiadoideae genus = Asclepias species = A. tuberosa binomial = Asclepias… …   Wikipedia

  • butterfly-weed — kvapioji vaškažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Chromolaena odorata), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Chromolaena odorata angl. bitterbush; butterfly weed; Christmasbush;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • butterfly weed — Pleurisy Pleu ri*sy, n. [F. pleur[ e]sie, L. pleurisis, pleuritis, Gr pleyri^tis (sc. no sos), fr. pleyra rib, side.] (Med.) An inflammation of the pleura, usually accompanied with fever, pain, difficult respiration, and cough, and with exudation …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • butterfly weed —   Laulele, pua anuhe.    ♦ Seeds of butterfly weed, hualele …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • butterfly-weed — gumbinis klemalis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Klemalinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Asclepias tuberosa), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Asclepias tuberosa angl. butterfly weed; chiegerflower; pleurisy root… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • butterfly weed — 1. Also called orange milkweed. a North American milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa, having clusters of bright orange flowers. 2. an erect North American plant, Gaura coccinea, of the evening primrose family, having wandlike spikes of white to pink… …   Universalium

  • butterfly weed — noun erect perennial of eastern and southern United States having showy orange flowers • Syn: ↑orange milkweed, ↑chigger flower, ↑chiggerflower, ↑pleurisy root, ↑tuber root, ↑Indian paintbrush, ↑Asclepias tuberosa …   Useful english dictionary

  • butterfly — butterflylike, adj., adv. /but euhr fluy /, n., pl. butterflies, v., butterflied, butterflying, adj. n. 1. any of numerous diurnal insects of the order Lepidoptera, characterized by clubbed antennae, a slender body, and large, broad, often… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”