Definition of Cow cockle

1. Noun. European annual with pale rose-colored flowers; cultivated flower or self-sown grainfield weed; introduced in North America; sometimes classified as a soapwort.

Exact synonyms: Cowherb, Saponaria Vaccaria, Vaccaria Hispanica, Vaccaria Pyramidata
Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Genus Vaccaria, Vaccaria

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cow Cockle

cow's head
cow's lungwort
cow-nosed ray
cow-tongue fern
cow barn
cow chip
cow cockle (current term)
cow corner
cow dung
cow face
cow hitch
cow hitches
cow juice
cow kidney
cow lily
cow man
cow manure
cow milk
cow milk anaemia
cow oak
cow parsley

Literary usage of Cow cockle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Manual of Weeds: With Descriptions of All the Most Pernicious and by Ada Eljiva Georgia (1914)
"Constant cutting of the green tops will finally starve the rootstocks, if continued without cessa- non for two seasons. cow cockle ... cow cockle (Saponaria ..."

2. Flora of the Rocky Mountains and Adjacent Plains, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming by Per Axel Rydberg (1917)
"... 185-7 Cous 624 Cov-Ulea 538 Cowania 434 Cow BANE 617 COWBERRY 422 Cow CABBAGE 632 Cow COCKLE 284 COW-HERB 284 Cow PARSNIP 632 COWSLIP ..."

3. Bulletin by North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (Fargo) (1899)
"This plant need not be feared in thickly settled communities if the land is handled correctly. See page PINK COCKLE. cow cockle. ..."

4. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1907)
"Naturalized here and there in the state. 90. Vaccaria vulgaris, Host. cow cockle. Common only in grain fields, seeds said to be poisonous, like corn cockle. ..."

5. The Small Grains by Mark Alfred Carleton (1920)
"... causing headache, nausea, and diarrhea. Clean cultivation and crop rotation will eradicate the weed. The seeds of cow cockle (Saponaria ..."

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