Definition of goat's-beard in English:

goat's-beard

Syllabification: goat's-beard
(also goatsbeard)

noun

  • 1A plant of the daisy family, with slender grasslike leaves, yellow flowers that typically close at about midday, and downy fruits that resemble those of a dandelion. Native to Eurasia, it has become established in eastern North America.
    • Tragopogon pratensis, family Compositae
    More 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 vulgaris, family Rosaceae

Origin

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

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