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goat's beard

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Definition of goat's beard in English:

noun

1A Eurasian plant of the daisy family, with slender grass-like leaves, yellow flowers that close at about midday, and downy fruits which resemble those of a dandelion.
  • Tragopogon pratensis, family Compositae
Example sentences
  • Where are the hats decorated with the goat's beard?
  • It is a larger relative of the common wild plant goat's beard, T. pratensis.
  • Use dwarf goat's beard in partial shaded rock gardens with hostas, toad lilies, tiarellas, and wildflowers.
2A plant of the rose family, with long plumes of white flowers, found in both Eurasia and North America.
  • Aruncus dioicus, family Rosaceae

Origin

mid 16th century: translating Greek tragopōgon or Latin Barba Capri.

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