Definition of cranesbill in English:

cranesbill

Line breaks: cranes|bill
Pronunciation: /ˈkreɪnzbɪl
 
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noun

A herbaceous plant which typically has lobed leaves and purple, violet, or pink five-petalled flowers.
More example sentences
  • If you lack the time or expertise to plant your own cranesbills, lay a bluestone walk, or install terraces.
  • There are millions upon millions of ruby bloody cranesbills.
  • He's counted 16 species of the ‘prettier’ wildflowers, including cranesbill, figwort and dog rose.

Origin

mid 16th century: so named because of the long spur on the fruit, thought to resemble a crane's beak.

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