hawkbit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hawkbit any of various common wildflowers of the genus Leontodon; of temperate Eurasia to Mediterranean regions
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hawkbit (Bot) The fall dandelion (Leontodon autumnale).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hawkbit A plant of the genus Leontodon, natural order Compositæ, related to the hawkweed and dandelion. The best-known species is L. autumnale, called the fall dandelion, which has become naturalized in the United States from Europe. (See Leontodon.) The name has also been improperly applied to the species of Hieracium, in place of hawkweed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hawkbit a genus of plants of order Composit√¶, closely related to the dandelion
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hafoc; Dut. havik, Ger. habicht, Ice. haukr.

Usage

In literature:

The Autumnal Hawkbit is the commonest, and it is found nearly everywhere, in meadows, in pastures, and in waste places.
"Flowers Shown to the Children" by C. E. Smith
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