Goat's beard


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Goat's beard (Bot) A weedy European annual with yellow flowers, of the genus Tragopogon; -- so named from the long silky beard of the seeds. One species is the salsify or oyster plant; it is naturalized in US.
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In literature:

The driver was a thin, grizzled old man with a long lean neck and a foolish sort of beard, like a goat's.
"The Troll Garden and Selected Stories" by Willa Cather
A thing with a goat's beard and goat-legs.
"When We Dead Awaken" by Henrik Ibsen
The eminence in front of the opening of the ear; sometimes hairy, like a goat's beard.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
"Flowers and Flower-Gardens" by David Lester Richardson
The head had a red nose, and wore a long American goat's-beard and a blue seaman's cap.
"Garman and Worse" by Alexander Lange Kielland
They are as large as a calf, with head and horns like a goat; their eyes red; beard like a tiger's; and a face like a man's.
"Great Epochs in American History, Volume I." by Various
It was the old man with the goat's beard.
"Golden Stories" by Various
Purple Goat's Beard, 92.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
The driver was a thin, grizzled old man with a long lean neck and a foolish sort of beard, like a goat's.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
Close by his side an effeminate leather-dresser from Carlsruhe sits stroking his yellow goat's beard.
"A Tramp's Wallet stored by an English goldsmith during his wanderings in Germany and France" by William Duthie
A thin white beard like a goat's hung from his chin.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
She saw how he scrubbed his greenish-grey goat's-beard against the hero's cheek.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
Soon after, he met a Jew with a long goat's beard, who was standing still listening to the song of a bird sitting on the top of a tree.
"Snowdrop and Other Tales" by Jacob Grimm
I don't believe a word of that goat-bearded fellow's yarn.
"The White Blackbird" by Hudson Douglas
Francesco's guide was a godly little man with a goat's beard and a nose like the snout of a pike.
"The Hill of Venus" by Nathan Gallizier