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.
Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Genus Vaccaria, Vaccaria
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cow Cockle
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 ..."