Definition of cow wheat in English:

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cow wheat

Pronunciation: /ˈkou ˌ(h)wēt/

noun

A yellowish-flowered plant of the figwort family, partly parasitic on the roots of other plants and found in both Eurasia and North America.
  • Genus Melampyrum, family Scrophulariaceae: several species, including M. lineare.
Example sentences
  • We drove a little further and stopped to see a large collection of wild bergamot and lots of cow wheat.
  • This species is often mistaken for the common cow wheat.
  • Given the sandy soils, the ground flora in these areas is dominated by bracken, wavy hair grass and common cow wheat.

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Syllabification: cow wheat

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