shepherd's pouch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shepherd's pouch white-flowered annual European herb bearing triangular notched pods; nearly cosmopolitan as an introduced weed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shepherd's pouch (Bot) an annual cruciferous plant (Capsella Bursapastoris) bearing small white flowers and pouchlike pods. See Illust. of Silicle.
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Usage

In literature:

Behind the sheep walked an old laborer in hodden-gray, woolen bonnet, and shepherd's two-fold plaid, with a lamb in the pouch of it.
"Greyfriars Bobby" by Eleanor Atkinson
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