gall of the earth

noun
common perennial herb widely distributed in the southern and eastern United States having drooping clusters of pinkish flowers and thick basal leaves suggesting a lion's foot in shape; sometimes placed in genus Prenanthes
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Nabalus, ↑genus Nabalus

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Etymology: earlier gall of the earth lesser centaury (translation of Middle French fiel de terre, translation of Latin fel terrae), from gall (I)
1. : a lion's foot of the genus Prenanthes; especially : a common perennial herb (P. serpentaria) that is widely distributed in the southern and eastern United States and has thick variable basal leaves and clusters of pink to white flower heads
2. : a wild plant of the genus Lactuca
3. : pinedrops 1

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