filaree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n filaree 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n filaree In California, either of two species of stork's-bill, Erodium cicutarium and E. moschatum; alfilerilla.
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Usage

In literature:

Come on, Filaree, we'll go prospect the sleepin'-quarters.
"Partners of Chance" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
It is also a valuable forage-plant and is commonly known as "musky filaree" or "green-stemmed filaree.
"The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits" by Mary Elizabeth Parsons
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In news:

Filaree and Wild Oats.
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