western waterleaf


Definition of western waterleaf

: a perennial herb (Hydrophyllum occidentale) of the western U.S. having pinnate leaves with toothed leaflets and a round cluster of small white to violet flowers borne on the end of a tall stalk

called also California waterleaf

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First Known Use of western waterleaf

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Western waterleaf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/western%20waterleaf. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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