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fireweed


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fireweed  \Fire"weed`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  a  An  American  plant  ({Erechthites  hiercifolia}),  very 
  troublesome  in  spots  where  brushwood  has  been  burned. 
  b  The  great  willow-herb  ({Epilobium  spicatum}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fireweed 
  n  1:  tall  North  American  perennial  with  creeping  rootstocks  and 
  narrow  leaves  and  spikes  of  pinkish-purple  flowers 
  occurring  in  great  abundance  in  burned-over  areas  or 
  recent  clearings;  an  important  honey  plant  [syn:  {giant 
  willowherb},  {rosebay  willowherb},  {wickup},  {Epilobium 
  angustifolium}] 
  2:  an  American  weedy  plant  with  small  white  or  greenish  flowers 
  [syn:  {Erechtites  hieracifolia}] 




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