any of various plants of the genus Vernonia of tropical and warm regions of especially North America that take their name from their loose heads of purple to rose flowers that quickly take on a rusty hue
Syn: ↑vernonia
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Vernonia

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  • Ironweed — I ron*weed , n. (Bot.) A tall weed with purplish flowers ({Vernonia Noveboracensis}). The name is also applied to other plants of the same genus. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ironweed — [ī′ərnwēd΄] n. [so named from its hard stem] any of a genus (Vernonia) of perennial plants of the composite family, with clusters of small, tubular, purple flowers …   English World dictionary

  • Ironweed — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Wolfsmilch Originaltitel: Ironweed Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 1987 Länge: 137 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ironweed — This article is about the novel. For the film, see Ironweed (film). For the plant, see Vernonia Ironweed is a 1983 novel by William Kennedy. It received the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and is part of Kennedy s Albany Cycle. It placed at… …   Wikipedia

  • ironweed — /uy euhrn weed /, n. any of certain North American composite plants of the genus Vernonia, having tubular, chiefly purple or red disk flowers. [1810 20; IRON + WEED1] * * * Any of about 500 species of perennial plants constituting the genus… …   Universalium

  • Ironweed —    (la Force d un destin) Ironweed    Drame de Héctor Babenco, d après le roman de William Kennedy, avec Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker, Michael O Keefe.   Pays: États Unis   Date de sortie: 1987   Technique: couleurs   Durée: 2 h 25 …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • ironweed — noun Date: 1819 any of a genus (Vernonia) of mostly weedy composite plants usually having alternate leaves and perfect red, purple, or white tubular flowers in terminal cymose heads …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ironweed — noun Any of certain species of the genus Vernonia of forbs and shrubs …   Wiktionary

  • Ironweed — Vernonia (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • ironweed — i•ron•weed [[t]ˈaɪ ərnˌwid[/t]] n. pln any North American composite plant of the genus Vernonia having tubular, chiefly purple or red disk flowers …   From formal English to slang

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