owl's clover


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owl's clover

n.
Any of several North American hemiparasitic plants of the genera Castilleja and Orthocarpus of the figwort family, having spikes of variously colored tubular flowers enclosed in prominent, often pigmented bracts.

[From the resemblance of the flowers of some species to owls' faces.]
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The books he published during the Depression--Ideas of Order (1935), Owl's Clover (1936), and The Man with the Blue Guitar and Other Poems (1937)--were criticized by many reviewers for their apparent indifference to the distress of millions of people.
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Owl's clover, for example, usually blooms in bunches, but this year is sparse.
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