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shepherd's needle

Syllabification: shep·herd's nee·dle

Definition of shepherd's needle in English:

noun

A white-flowered Eurasian plant of the parsley family, with long, needle-shaped fruit.
  • Scandix pecten-veneris, family Umbelliferae
Example sentences
  • Flowers, such as cornflowers, scarlet pimpernel and shepherd's needle, used to be a common sight in the county's cornfields 50 years ago, but today many are rare, or even extinct.
  • The report suggests that the species most at risk are the plants associated with arable habitats - including highly threatened species such as cornflower and shepherd's needle.
  • Prints of the cornflower and shepherd's needle are available from the English Nature Press Office.

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