Definition of Ragwort

1. Noun. Widespread European weed having yellow daisylike flowers; sometimes an obnoxious weed and toxic to cattle if consumed in quantity.

Exact synonyms: Benweed, Ragweed, Senecio Jacobaea, Tansy Ragwort
Group relationships: Genus Senecio, Senecio
Generic synonyms: Weed



2. Noun. American ragwort with yellow flowers.
Exact synonyms: Butterweed, Senecio Glabellus
Generic synonyms: Wild Flower, Wildflower
Group relationships: Genus Senecio, Senecio

Definition of Ragwort

1. n. A name given to several species of the composite genus Senecio.

Definition of Ragwort

1. Noun. Any of several species of wild flowering plants of the genus ''Senecio'' with yellow flowers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ragwort

1. a flowering plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ragwort

1. A name given to several species of the composite genus Senecio. Senecio aureus is the golden ragwort of the United States: S. Elegans is the purple ragwort of South Africa. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ragwort

ragtops
ragu
raguinite
raguled
raguly
ragus
ragweed
ragweed pollen
ragweeds
ragwheel
ragwheels
ragwork
ragworks
ragworm
ragworms
ragwort (current term)
ragworts
rah
rah-rah
rah-rah skirt
rah-rah skirts
rahed
rahing
rahs
rai
rai stone
rai stones
raia
raiae
raias

Literary usage of Ragwort

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1. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"ragwort with Fenel - giant - leaves, and a larger Flower. 13. JACOB. ... Greet Sea ragwort, with Leaves green on their upper Side, but hoary underneath. 17. ..."

2. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman, Royal Entomological Society of London (1907)
"A. nigricans, abundant, on ragwort. ... common, on ragwort ; fore wings very variable shades of rich red to brown. ... common on ragwort ; very variable. ..."

3. Wild flowers by Anne Pratt (1853)
"The rich golden clusters of the ragwort are very handsome, and growing on their tall stems, sometimes two feet in height, large quantities of the plant form ..."

4. Trees and Shrubs: An Abridgment of the Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum by John Claudius Loudon (1875)
"South of Europe, on tne sea coast and on rocks. Height 3 ft. to 4 ft. Introduced in 1596. Flowers yellow, ragwort-like; June to August. 10S3. ..."

5. Report of Meeting by ANZAAS, ANZAAS. (1905)
"The opinion of the majority of farmers in the affected area has always been that the disease was caused by eating ragwort, which was so prevalent as to be ..."

6. Report of the Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the by ANZAAS. (1905)
"The opinion of the majority of farmers in the affected area has always been that the disease was caused by eating ragwort, which was so prevalent as to be ..."

7. An Encyclopædia of Trees and Shrubs: Being the Arboretum Et Fruticetum by John Claudius Loudon (1869)
"The Cineraria-like Senecio, or Sea ragwort. Identification. Dec. ... Flowers yellow, ragwort-like; June to August. Unless planted in very dry soil, ..."

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