rattlesnake weed


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rattlesnake weed a hawkweed with a rosette of purple-veined basal leaves; Canada to northern Georgia and Kentucky
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rattlesnake weed (Bot) a plant of the composite genus Hieracium Hieracium venosum); -- probably so named from its spotted leaves. See also Snakeroot.
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In literature:

Everywhere the rattlesnake-weed grows in profusion.
"Summer on the Lakes, in 1843" by S.M. Fuller
Everywhere the rattlesnake-weed grows in profusion.
"At Home And Abroad" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
The loco weed of the Western plains is to vegetation what the rattlesnake is to animal life.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
Ain't that a hazel bush, Donald, and this one, say, didn't you call it a rattlesnake weed once, when we were on the ranch?
"The Broncho Rider Boys Along the Border" by Frank Fowler