thimbleweed

noun
thim·​ble·​weed | \ ˈthim-bəl-ˌwēd How to pronounce thimbleweed (audio) \

Definition of thimbleweed

: any of various anemones (such as Anemone virginiana and A. cylindrica) with cylindrical seed heads

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First Known Use of thimbleweed

1833, in the meaning defined above

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“Thimbleweed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thimbleweed. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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