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vegetable sheep

Syllabification: veg·e·ta·ble sheep

Definition of vegetable sheep in English:

noun

A New Zealand plant of the daisy family that has grayish hairy leaves and forms hummocks that from a distance look like sheep.
  • Raoulia eximia, family Compositae
Example sentences
  • The vegetable sheep are not inaptly named, for at a distance an inexperienced shepherd might perhaps be misled.
  • The ridge is broad, flat, and speckled with vegetable sheep and half a dozen brightly coloured alpine plants I can't put a name to.
  • A mat plant related to this vegetable sheep grows in very dry places.

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