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hawk·weed

 (hôk′wēd′)
n.
Any of numerous often hairy plants of the genus Hieracium of the composite family, having yellow or orange dandelionlike flower heads.

hawkweed

(ˈhɔːkˌwiːd)
n
(Plants) any typically hairy plant of the genus Hieracium, with clusters of dandelion-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)

hawk•weed

(ˈhɔkˌwid)

n.
any weedy composite plant of the genus Hieracium, usu. bearing yellow or orange flower clusters.
[1555–65]
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Noun1.hawkweed - any of various plants of the genus Pilosellahawkweed - any of various plants of the genus Pilosella
genus Pilosella, Pilosella - genus of hairy perennial herbs with horizontal rhizomes and leafy or underground stolons; Eurasia and North Africa; often considered congeneric with Hieracium
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
2.hawkweed - any of numerous often hairy plants of the genus Hieracium having yellow or orange flowers that resemble the dandelion
genus Hieracium, Hieracium - large genus of perennial hairy herbs of Europe to western Asia to northwestern Africa and North America; few are ornamental; often considered congeneric with Pilosella
Hieracium venosum, rattlesnake weed - a hawkweed with a rosette of purple-veined basal leaves; Canada to northern Georgia and Kentucky
Hieracium pilocella, mouse-ear hawkweed, Pilosella officinarum - European hawkweed having soft hairy leaves; sometimes placed in genus Hieracium
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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Mae enw tebyg ar blanhigyn arall hefyd, sef y 'Fox and Cubs',' neu'r Orange Hawkweed yn Saesneg, a Pilosella aurantiaca ydi'r enw gwyddonol arno.
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