storksbill


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storks·bill

 (stôrks′bĭl′)
n.
1. Any of various plants of the genus Erodium, having fruit with a narrow beaklike tip.
2. See geranium.

storksbill

(ˈstɔːksˌbɪl)
n
(Plants) any of various geraniaceous plants of the genus Erodium, esp E. cicutarium (common storksbill), having pink or reddish-purple flowers and fruits with a beaklike process
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.storksbill - any of various plants of the genus Erodiumstorksbill - any of various plants of the genus Erodium
geranium - any of numerous plants of the family Geraniaceae
Erodium, genus Erodium - geraniums of Europe and South America and Australia especially mountainous regions
alfilaria, alfileria, clocks, Erodium cicutarium, filaree, filaria, pin clover, pin grass, redstem storksbill - European weed naturalized in southwestern United States and Mexico having reddish decumbent stems with small fernlike leaves and small deep reddish-lavender flowers followed by slender fruits that stick straight up; often grown for forage
Erodium moschatum, musk clover, muskus grass, white-stemmed filaree - low annual European herb naturalized in America; similar to alfilaria
Erodium texanum, Texas storksbill - of prairies and desert areas of southwestern United States and Mexico
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storksbill

[ˈstɔːksˌbɪl] n (Bot) → becco di gru
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atlantica) and the leaves and stems of the storksbill Erodium glaucophyllum (Geraniaceae), whose tubers are a greatly appreciated foodstuff.