capitalized : a very large and nearly cosmopolitan genus of weedy perennial herbs (family Compositae) having simple often basal leaves and heads of yellow or reddish orange ray flowers see orange hawkweed
plural hieracia or hieraciums : any plant of the genus Hieracium

Word History


New Latin, from Greek hierakion hawkweed, from hierak-, hierax hawk, from hienai to hurry

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“Hieracium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hieracium. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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