silverweed

noun
sil·​ver·​weed | \ ˈsil-vər-ˌwēd How to pronounce silverweed (audio) \

Definition of silverweed

: any of several cinquefoils with leaves silvery or white-tomentose beneath especially : one (Potentilla anserina) with silky hairs over the entire plant

Examples of silverweed in a Sentence

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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First Known Use of silverweed

1578, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Silverweed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silverweed. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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