• WordNet 3.6
    • n Cerastium mouse-eared chickweed
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cerastium A genus of plants, natural order Caryophyllaceæ, consisting of pubescent herbs with small leaves and white flowers, the petals bifid, and the cylindrical capsules often curved, opening regularly by twice as many teeth as there are styles. The species, known as mouse-ear chickweed and field-chickweed, are numerous and widely distributed, but are of no economic value. A few are cultivated for ornament, and several are very common weeds in all temperate and cool regions.
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In literature:

At 10,000 feet, some trees all covered with frost; snow very heavy, quite crisp, Juncus niveus, Cerastium inflatum!
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Cerastium arvense (Field Chick-weed) .
"Handbook to the Severn Valley Railway Illustrative and Descriptive of Places along the Line from Worcester to Shrewsbury" by J. Randall
Cerastium alpinum L. Alsine arctica FENZL.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray