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 Add ground covers like robin’s plantain, golden ragwort. Andrea F. Siegel, baltimoresun.com, "Sykesville author's tips on gardening in harmony with wildlife," 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, "From Barberry coast comes silver ground cover," 22 June 2017

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First Known Use of ragwort

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Ragwort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ragwort. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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