Definition of Crown-of-the-field
1. Noun. European annual having large trumpet-shaped reddish-purple flowers and poisonous seed; a common weed in grainfields and beside roadways; naturalized in America.
Group relationships: Agrostemma, Genus Agrostemma
Generic synonyms: Weed
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crown-of-the-field
Literary usage of Crown-of-the-field
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1865)
"This was the " harvest sheaf" the crown of the field, and the last received on the top of the load, it became the most conspicuous gay object. ..."
2. An Alphabetical Dictionary of Coats of Arms Belonging to Families in Great by John Woody Papworth (1874)
"Coronet Bird (Eagle) Gu. the stump of a laurel tree eradicated ppr. on a chief or an Eastern crown of the field bent, two annulets az. ..."
3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"Called also Crown-of-the-Field. July-Sept. 2. VISCARIA Roehl. Deutsch. Fl. 2: 37. 1796. Perennial or biennial glabrous herbs, with erect, nearly or quite ..."
4. An Historical, Topographical, and Descriptive View of the County Palatine of by Eneas Mackenzie, M. Ross (1834)
"... containing human bones, were afterwards opened at various distances, but all apparently gathered round the crown of the field, where perhaps lay the ..."