Definition of Knawel

1. Noun. Widely distributed low-growing Eurasian herb having narrow leaves and inconspicuous green flowers.

Exact synonyms: Knawe, Scleranthus Annuus
Group relationships: Genus Scleranthus, Scleranthus
Generic synonyms: Weed



Definition of Knawel

1. n. A low, spreading weed (Scleranthus annuus), common in sandy soil.

Definition of Knawel

1. Noun. (botany) A low, spreading weed, ''Scleranthus annuus'', common in sandy soil. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Knawel

1. a Eurasian plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Knawel

1. A low, spreading weed (Scleranthus annuus), common in sandy soil. Origin: Akin to G. Knauelk, knauel,prop, a ball of thread, coil. Cf. Clew. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Knawel

knave of hearts
knave of spades
knaveproof
knaveries
knavery
knaves
knaveship
knavess
knavesses
knavish
knavishly
knavishness
knaw
knawe
knawed
knawel (current term)
knawels
knawes
knawing
knaws
knawvshawl
knawvshawled
knawvshawling
knawvshawls
knead
kneadable
kneaded
kneader
kneaders
kneading

Literary usage of Knawel

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1. English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential ...by James Edward Smith, James Sowerby by James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1796)
"knawel incanum flore majore, perenne. Rail Syn. 160. t. 5. f. 1. J. HIS is much more rare than the preceding, having hitherto been observed only in Norfolk ..."

2. A Botanical Materia Medica: Consisting of the Generic and Specific by Jonathan Stokes (1812)
"knawel. Dale 77'. 2. SCLERANTHUS perennis. Segments of the calyx oblong, concave at the end, ... 393* knawel incanum, flore majore, perenne. , Лай hist. ..."

3. The Farmer's Encyclopædia, and Dictionary of Rural Affairs: Embracing All by Cuthbert William Johnson (1844)
"The Swedes and Germans introduce occasionally the steam arising from a decoction of the knawel into their mouths, with a view to cure the toothache. ..."

4. British Phaenogamous Botany, Or, Figures and Descriptions of the Genera of ...by W. (William) Baxter by W. (William) Baxter (1843)
"Upright knawel. SPEC. CHAR. Stems spreading. Root annual. ... knawel, Ray's Syn. f. 159. LOCALITIES.—In dry sandy fields, and on gravelly banks; frequent. ..."

5. The flora of Harrow by James Cosmo Melvill (1876)
"(knawel.) I S. annuus. L. (Annual knawel.) Corn-fields. 7, 8. Pinner. Harrow Weald Common. (Flor. Midd. ..."

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