silverweed

noun

sil·​ver·​weed ˈsil-vər-ˌwēd How to pronounce silverweed (audio)
: any of several cinquefoils with leaves silvery or white-tomentose beneath
especially : one (Potentilla anserina) with silky hairs over the entire plant

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Fields brim with lupine, silverweed, and geranium in every shade of purple and blue; songbirds trill and chirp in the trees. Acacia Johnson, National Geographic, 25 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1578, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of silverweed was in 1578

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Cite this Entry

“Silverweed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silverweed. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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