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Related to thimbleweed: Anemone virginiana, Anemone cylindrica


Any of several North American anemones having cylindrical, thimblelike fruit clusters.


(Plants) US any of various plants having a thimble-shaped fruit, esp an American anemone, Anemone virginiana, and a rudbeckia, Rudbeckia laciniata


(ˈθɪm bəlˌwid)

any of several plants that have a thimble-shaped fruiting head, esp. either of two white-flowered buttercups, Anemoneriparia or A. virginiana.
[1825–35, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thimbleweed - a common North American anemone with cylindrical fruit clusters resembling thimblesthimbleweed - a common North American anemone with cylindrical fruit clusters resembling thimbles
anemone, windflower - any woodland plant of the genus Anemone grown for its beautiful flowers and whorls of dissected leaves
Anemone riparia, longheaded thimbleweed - thimbleweed of northern North America
Anemone virginiana, Virginia thimbleweed - thimbleweed of central and eastern North America
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