n.1.(Bot.) A plant with leaves branched somewhat like a buck's horn (Plantago Coronopus); also, Lobelia coronopifolia.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In the same belt was stuck one of those long, broad, sharp-pointed, and two-edged knives, with a buck's-horn handle, which were fabricated in the neighbourhood, and bore even at this early period the name of a Sheffield whittle.
His very fingers sent entreating thrills that he would go and clutch that familiar rough buck's-horn handle, which they had so often grasped for mere affection, as it lay idle in his pocket.
Toad Rush * Juncus bufonius, Buck's-horn Plantain and Coast Barb-grass were sparse and all these exotics were weeded.
Mae 'na sawl blodyn eithaf cyffredin yn perthyn i'r teulu yma, er enghraifft wrth yr arfordir mi welwch chi'r llyriad corn carw (Plantago coronopus), y 'buck's-horn plantain' ydi'r enw Saesneg arno fo.