Definition of Bitter dock
1. Noun. European dock with broad obtuse leaves and bitter rootstock common as a weed in North America.
Generic synonyms: Dock, Sorrel, Sour Grass
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Literary usage of Bitter dock
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1. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Plant Industry, Queensland (1907)
"... known also as bitter dock, common dock, blunt-leaved dock, and butter-dock, is a very common weed found 107 ..."
2. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn; Jepson (1901)
"R. obtusifolius L. bitter dock. Tall, slender, 3 ft. high or more; leaves ovate-oblong to oblong-lanceolate, somewhat undulate, acute or obtuse, ..."
3. Farm Friends and Farm Foes: A Text-book of Agricultural Science by Clarence Moores Weed (1910)
"These are the Curled Dock, Sour Dock, or Yellow Dock, and the bitter dock or Broad-leaved Dock. The former is easily distinguished by its comparatively ..."
4. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"... US bitter dock, Common Dock (of England) Broad-leaved or Blunt- leaved Dock, Butter Dock (leaves formerly used for wrapping butter), ..."
5. Botany: An Elementary Text for Schools by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1901)
"bitter dock. Lower leaves •long-cordate and obtuse, not wavy: one Valve usually grain-bearing. Weed from Europe. R. crispus, Linn. Curly dock. ..."
6. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"bitter dock. A common weed: Ivs. much broader, very obtuse or even cordate at base, obtuse at apex, not wavy-margined: valves long-toothed, the tubercle ..."