Definition of Pearl-weed

1. Noun. Any of various low-growing plants of the genus Sagina having small spherical flowers resembling pearls.

Exact synonyms: Pearlweed, Pearlwort
Group relationships: Genus Sagina, Sagina
Generic synonyms: Ground Cover, Groundcover

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pearl-weed

pearl-bordered fritillaries
pearl-bordered fritillary
pearl-weed (current term)
pearl-worker's disease
pearl ash
pearl barley
pearl cyst
pearl diver
pearl divers
pearl fishery
pearl grey
pearl hominy
pearl millet
pearl moss
pearl necklace gallbladder
pearl necklaces

Literary usage of Pearl-weed

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

1. The Buffalo Directory (1854)
"180 Pearl. Weed, Amelia Louisa, widow, Swan near Pearl. WEED, DEWITT C. hardware store, 222 Main, h. cor. Swan and Franklin.—See adv.p. 53. ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"Pearl Weed or Pearl Wort, Л'я- gina. FEAT is a kind of soil formed by the partial decay of plants in the swamps of the temperate zone. ..."

3. The Albany Annual Register for 1849-1850 by Joel Munsell (1850)
"... J 7 n pearl Weed Parsons and co G7 state Booksellers and Publishers. Bender EH 75 state Dorrie DS 388 ..."

4. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"SAGINA, L. Pearlwort, pearl-weed. Caryophyllaceae. The ancient name of Spurry. Syn. Spergula, in part. Low herbs. About 10 species, northern hemisphere; ..."

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