Definition of English-weed
1. Noun. South African bulbous wood sorrel with showy yellow flowers.
Generic synonyms: Oxalis, Sorrel, Wood Sorrel
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Literary usage of English-weed
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare by Jean Jules Jusserand (1908)
"One day she had the English weed, another the French, and another the Italian and so forth. u She asked me which of them became her best ? ..."
2. Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to by Edward Potts Cheyney (1922)
"One day she had the English weed, another the French, and another the Italian, and so forth. She asked me which of them became her best. ..."
3. A Book of English Prose: Character and Incident, 1387-1649 by William Ernest Henley, Charles Whibley (1894)
"... the English weed, one the French, and one the Italian, and so of others; asking at me which of them set her best. I said the Italian weed; which pleased ..."
4. Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and by Robert Chambers (1876)
"One day she had the English weed, another the French, and another the Italian ; and so forth. She asked me which of them became her best. ..."
5. On Early English Pronunciation: With Special Reference to Shakespeare and by Alexander John Ellis, William Salesbury, Johann Andreas Schmeller, Francis James Child, Alexander Barclay, Johan Winkler (1874)
"14, is noticeable, the two seem to point to an intermediate (bhao'i'djan), which would easily fall into either, the word is connected with English weed, ..."
6. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"She showed him "my lord's picture,"—a portrait of the unworthy favorite Dudley; she changed her dress every day, " one day the English weed, another the ..."