alfilaria

noun al·fil·a·ria \(ˈ)al-ˌfi-lə-ˈrē-ə\
variants: or

alfileria

less commonly

alfilerilla

\(ˈ)al-ˌfi-lə-ˈrē-ə\

Definition of alfilaria

plural

-s

  1. :  a European weed (Erodium cicutarium) grown for forage in the dry regions of the southwestern U.S. —called also pin grass

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Origin and Etymology of alfilaria

modification of American Spanish alfilerillo, from Spanish diminutive of alfiler pin, modification of Arabic al-khilāl the thorn, the pin


First Known Use: 1824


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