deer's-ear

noun
any of various tall perennial herbs constituting the genus Frasera; widely distributed in warm dry upland areas of California, Oregon, and Washington
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Frasera, ↑genus Frasera

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun (plural deer's-ear or deer's-ears)
: any of several tall-growing biennial or short-lived perennial herbs (as American columbo) that constitute a genus Frasera of the family Gentianaceae and are widely distributed in No. America especially in warm dry upland areas of the Pacific states — compare deer's-tongue

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  • deer's-ear — n. any of various tall perennial herbs constituting the genus {Frasera}; it is widely distributed in warm dry upland areas of the US Pacific states. Syn: columbo, American columbo, deer s ears, pyramid plant, American gentian. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deer's-tongue — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun (plural deer s tongues) 1. : wild vanilla used chiefly commercially 2. : a tall growing perennial herb (Frasera speciosa) of the Pacific coast of the United States with long panicles of greenish white purple spotted flowers… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • herbaceous plant — noun a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests • Syn: ↑herb • Derivationally related forms: ↑herbal (for: ↑herb) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • American columbo — noun any of various tall perennial herbs constituting the genus Frasera; widely distributed in warm dry upland areas of California, Oregon, and Washington • Syn: ↑columbo, ↑deer s ear, ↑deer s ears, ↑pyramid plant, ↑American gentian • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • American gentian — noun any of various tall perennial herbs constituting the genus Frasera; widely distributed in warm dry upland areas of California, Oregon, and Washington • Syn: ↑columbo, ↑American columbo, ↑deer s ear, ↑deer s ears, ↑pyramid plant • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • columbo — noun any of various tall perennial herbs constituting the genus Frasera; widely distributed in warm dry upland areas of California, Oregon, and Washington • Syn: ↑American columbo, ↑deer s ear, ↑deer s ears, ↑pyramid plant, ↑American gentian •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Frasera — noun genus of North American herbs: columbo; includes some species sometimes placed in genus Swertia • Syn: ↑genus Frasera • Hypernyms: ↑dicot genus, ↑magnoliopsid genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Gentianaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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