dog fennel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dog fennel widespread rank-smelling weed having white-rayed flower heads with yellow discs
    • n dog fennel weedy plant of southeastern United States having divided leaves and long clusters of greenish flowers
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Usage

In literature:

The plain around the shanties is full of litter, and overgrown with dog-fennel.
"Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands" by Charles Nordhoff
They breed and litter in the tall dog-fennel; they root around the shanties and cover the landscape.
"From the Bottom Up" by Alexander Irvine
In Ohio and other Western States where the ox-eye daisy is not common, children use instead the bloom of the despised dog-fennel.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
A tea made out of dog fennel or corn shucks will cure chills and malaria.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
It was a hot afternoon in August, and a rank, almost overpowering odour of dog-fennel rose from the dusty weeds trampled down around the tent.
"Travelers Five Along Life's Highway" by Annie Fellows Johnston
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In news:

Dog-fennel offers us a field of dancing, glistening sunlight on frosty winter mornings.
Ed killer/ASSOCIATED PRESS Roxy, a Vizsla, and Tanner, a Brittany spaniel, lock on point recently at Pine Ridge Plantation near a dog fennel plant where a pheasant was hiding.
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