vegetable sheep


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vegetable sheep

n
(Plants) NZ any of various species of the genus Raoulia, esp R. mammillaris or R. eximia, of New Zealand rocky mountains: a small low bush having white flowers and hairy leaves which, from a distance, make it look like a sheep
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Noun1.vegetable sheep - perennial prostrate mat-forming herb with hoary woolly foliagevegetable sheep - perennial prostrate mat-forming herb with hoary woolly foliage
genus Raoulia, Raoulia - genus of low-growing mat-forming New Zealand plants; in some classifications includes species placed in genus Haastia
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
2.vegetable sheep - cushion-forming New Zealand herb having leaves densely covered with tawny hairs
genus Haastia, Haastia - genus of New Zealand mat-forming herbs or subshrubs: vegetable sheep
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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(6) A footnote glosses tutahuna as 'Haastia and Raoulia species, commonly known by humans as vegetable sheep'.
Jackson, 'The Vegetable Sheep of New Zealand', The Intellectual Observer, 11 (1967).