rag·​wort | \ ˈrag-ˌwərt How to pronounce ragwort (audio) , -ˌwȯrt \

Definition of ragwort

: any of several senecios especially : tansy ragwort

Examples of ragwort in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A year after the deer were excluded, drifts of golden ragwort appeared in spring, followed by blue mistflower in late summer. Washington Post, 7 July 2021 Colin chose flowers native to Maryland that are good for pollinators, including cone flowers, aster, black-eyed Susans, goldenrod, yarrow, lavender, ragwort and phlox. Janet Kusterer, baltimoresun.com, 28 May 2021 Add ground covers like robin’s plantain, golden ragwort. Andrea F. Siegel, baltimoresun.com, 20 Mar. 2018 An unusual evergreen, ragwort slowly spreads to form a blue-gray ground cover with interesting, vertical, smooth-edged, gray-blue paddle-like leaves. Debbie Arrington, sacbee.com, 22 June 2017

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First Known Use of ragwort

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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19 Sep 2021

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“Ragwort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ragwort. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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