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lady's mantle Line breaks: lady's man¦tle

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Definition of lady's mantle in English:


A herbaceous European plant of the rose family, with lobed rounded leaves and inconspicuous greenish flowers, and formerly valued in herbal medicine.
  • Alchemilla vulgaris, family Rosaceae
Example sentences
  • Other locally common tannin-rich plants include blackberry, raspberry, rose, lady's mantle, agrimony, meadowsweet, and strawberry (all members of the rose family), geraniums, purple loosestrife, and sumacs.
  • Tom says lady's mantle and coral bells (Heuchera spp.) respond well to this treatment.
  • The leaf surfaces of lady's mantle are covered with small hairs, in addition to a waxy coating.
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