plural cat's-ears
: a European weed (Hypochaeris radicata) now widely naturalized in North America that has yellow flower heads and leaves resembling a cat's ear

called also California dandelion, capeweed, gosmore

: any of various plants with soft hairy blossoms or leaves (as the cudweed or the hawkweed)
West : a plant of the genus Calochortus

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“Cat's-ear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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