thim·​ble·​weed ˈthim-bəl-ˌwēd How to pronounce thimbleweed (audio)
: any of various anemones (such as Anemone virginiana and A. cylindrica) with cylindrical seed heads

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Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thimbleweed was in 1833

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“Thimbleweed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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