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hawkweed


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hawkweed  \Hawk"weed`\  (-w[=e]d`),  n.  (Bot.) 
  a  A  plant  of  the  genus  {Hieracium};  --  so  called  from  the 
  ancient  belief  that  birds  of  prey  used  its  juice  to 
  strengthen  their  vision. 
  b  A  plant  of  the  genus  {Senecio}  ({S.  hieracifolius}). 
  --Loudon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hawkweed 
  n  1:  any  of  various  plants  of  the  genus  Pilosella 
  2:  any  of  numerous  often  hairy  plants  of  the  genus  Hieracium 
  having  yellow  or  orange  flowers  that  resemble  the 
  dandelion 




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