hawkweed

noun
hawk·​weed | \ ˈhȯk-ˌwēd How to pronounce hawkweed (audio) \

Definition of hawkweed

: any of a genus (Hieracium) of perennial often apomictic composite herbs having usually yellow flowers — compare orange hawkweed

Examples of hawkweed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Complaints about seeing hawkweed while on walks are up, as are questions about mass executions of butter and eggs, chickweed, German chamomile and cow vetch. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of hawkweed

1562, in the meaning defined above

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“Hawkweed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hawkweed. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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