Definition of Hawkweed

1. Noun. Any of various plants of the genus Pilosella.

Group relationships: Genus Pilosella, Pilosella
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant



2. Noun. Any of numerous often hairy plants of the genus Hieracium having yellow or orange flowers that resemble the dandelion.

Definition of Hawkweed

1. n. A plant of the genus Hieracium; -- so called from the ancient belief that birds of prey used its juice to strengthen their vision.

Definition of Hawkweed

1. Noun. Any species of plant of the genus ''Hieracium'' and its segregate genus ''Pilosella'', in the sunflower family (''Asteraceae''). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hawkweed

1. a weedlike herb [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hawkweed

1. A plant of the genus Hieracium; so called from the ancient belief that birds of prey used its juice to strengthen their vision. A plant of the genus Senecio (Senecio Hieracifolius). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hawkweed

hawkishness
hawkishnesses
hawkit
hawklike
hawkmoth
hawkmoths
hawknose
hawknoses
hawks
hawksbill
hawksbill turtle
hawksbill turtles
hawksbills
hawkshaw
hawkshaws
hawkweed (current term)
hawkweeds
hawky
hawleyite
hawm
hawmed
hawming
hawms
haws
hawse
hawse-pipe
hawse-pipes
hawse pipe
hawse pipes
hawsed

Literary usage of Hawkweed

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1. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"Nar- row-leav'd hawkweed, commonly called Golden Lungwort. Round-leav'd rough hawkweed, with a tall Stalk. 17. ... hawkweed, with a lunger Leaf ib. ..."

2. Public School Methods (1921)
""ORANGE hawkweed. Large ' areas of the northern country are entirely overrun with this pernicious weed. ! It is especially common in old pasture lands. ..."

3. Farm and Garden Rule-book: A Manual of Ready Rules and Reference with by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1911)
"Orange hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum), chickweed (Stellaria media), and some other of the shallow-rooted succulent weeds of lawns and grass lands can be ..."

4. Catalogue of British Hymenoptera in the Collection of the British Museum by Frederick Smith (1855)
"Like the former species this insect frequents the flowers of a species of hawkweed. B. The apical margins of the segments having white fasciae. 49. ..."

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