• WordNet 3.6
    • n goatsbeard weedy European annual with yellow flowers; naturalized in United States
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n goatsbeard (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:

This Goatsbeard is a wiry, straight, slender plant.
"Flowers Shown to the Children" by C. E. Smith