alfileria

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n alfileria European weed naturalized in southwestern United States and Mexico having reddish decumbent stems with small fernlike leaves and small deep reddish-lavender flowers followed by slender fruits that stick straight up; often grown for forage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Alfileria Same as Alfilaria.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n alfileria Same as alfilerilla.
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

A tall young woman came up the walk, trailing her tawdry ruffles over the fragrant alfileria.
"The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories" by Margaret Collier Graham
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