genus Vaccaria

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Noun1.genus Vaccaria - cow-cockles
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
carnation family, Caryophyllaceae, family Caryophyllaceae, pink family - large family of herbs or subshrubs (usually with stems swollen at the nodes)
cow cockle, cowherb, Saponaria vaccaria, Vaccaria hispanica, Vaccaria pyramidata - European annual with pale rose-colored flowers; cultivated flower or self-sown grainfield weed; introduced in North America; sometimes classified as a soapwort