Alfilerilla

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Alfilerilla Same as Alfilaria.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n alfilerilla A name in California for a European species of Erodium, E. cicutarium, which has become very widely naturalized. It is a low herb, but a valuable forage-plant. Its carpels have a sharp point and a long twisted beak, by the action of which, under the influence of the moisture of the air, the seed is buried in the soil. Other names for it are pin-clover and pin-grass.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Mex. Sp., fr. Sp. alfiler, pin