cowherb


cowherb
noun
European annual with pale rose-colored flowers; cultivated flower or self-sown grainfield weed; introduced in North America; sometimes classified as a soapwort
Hypernyms: ↑flower
Member Holonyms: ↑Vaccaria, ↑genus Vaccaria

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
: a European soapwort (Saponaria vaccaria or Vaccaria pyramidata) with pale rose-colored flowers

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/kow"errb', -herrb'/, n.
a plant, Vaccaria pyramidata, of the pink family, native to Europe, having clusters of pink flowers.
[1855-60; COW1 + HERB]

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cowˈherb noun
A European flowering plant (Saponaria vaccaria), related to the carnation
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Main Entry:cow

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • cowherb — n. a European annual with pale rose colored flowers; cultivated flower or self sown grainfield weed; introduced in North America; sometimes classified as a soapwort; also called the {cow cockle}. Syn: cow cockle, cow cockle, Vaccaria hispanica,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cowherb — [kou′ʉrb΄] n. a pink flowered annual plant (Saponaria vaccaria) of the pink family, growing as a weed in North America …   English World dictionary

  • cowherb — braškioji kalkenė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gvazdikinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Vaccaria hispanica), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, pietų Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Vaccaria hispanica… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cowherb — /kow errb , herrb /, n. a plant, Vaccaria pyramidata, of the pink family, native to Europe, having clusters of pink flowers. [1855 60; COW1 + HERB] * * * …   Universalium

  • cowherb — cow·herb …   English syllables

  • cow-cockle — cowherb cowherb n. a European annual with pale rose colored flowers; cultivated flower or self sown grainfield weed; introduced in North America; sometimes classified as a soapwort; also called the {cow cockle}. Syn: cow cockle, cow cockle,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cow cockle — noun European annual with pale rose colored flowers; cultivated flower or self sown grainfield weed; introduced in North America; sometimes classified as a soapwort • Syn: ↑cowherb, ↑Vaccaria hispanica, ↑Vaccaria pyramidata, ↑Saponaria vaccaria • …   Useful english dictionary

  • cow-cockle — n. a European annual ({Vaccaria hispanica}) with pale rose colored flowers; cultivated flower or self sown grainfield weed; introduced in North America; sometimes classified as a soapwort. Syn: cowherb, cow cockle, {Vaccaria hispanica}, {Vaccaria …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saponaria vaccaria — cow cockle cow cockle n. a European annual ({Vaccaria hispanica}) with pale rose colored flowers; cultivated flower or self sown grainfield weed; introduced in North America; sometimes classified as a soapwort. Syn: cowherb, cow cockle, {Vaccaria …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vaccaria hispanica — cow cockle cow cockle n. a European annual ({Vaccaria hispanica}) with pale rose colored flowers; cultivated flower or self sown grainfield weed; introduced in North America; sometimes classified as a soapwort. Syn: cowherb, cow cockle, {Vaccaria …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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