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A low-growing, weedy Eurasian annual (Scleranthus annuus) in the pink family, having narrow leaves and inconspicuous green flowers.
[German Knäuel, from Middle High German kliuwel, kniuwel, diminutive of kliuwe, ball of yarn, from Old High German kliuwa.]
(Plants) any of several Old World caryophyllaceous plants of the genus Scleranthus, having heads of minute petal-less flowers
[C16: from German Knauel, literally: ball of yarn, from Old High German kliuwa ball]
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|Noun||1.||knawel - widely distributed low-growing Eurasian herb having narrow leaves and inconspicuous green flowers|
weed - any plant that crowds out cultivated plants