hieracium

noun
hi·​er·​a·​ci·​um | \ ˌhīəˈrāshēəm \

Definition of hieracium

1 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
2 plural hieracia or hieraciums : any plant of the genus Hieracium

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History and Etymology for hieracium

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 Sep. 2021.

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