Definition of hawkbit in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɔːkbɪt/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


A Eurasian plant of the daisy family which resembles a dandelion, with a rosette of leaves and yellow flowers.
  • Genus Leontodon, family Compositae
Example sentences
  • But dandelions have unbranched scapes, whereas autumnal hawkbit has usually branched scapes and two or more flower-heads.
  • Other members of the hawkweed group include Common Cat's ear; there are also many hawkbits and hawksbeards, all of which have dandelion-like flowers.
  • When comparing the relative length and width of hawkbit and catsear leaves, catsear leaves tends to be wider than hawkbit leaves.


Early 18th century: blend of hawkweed and devil's bit.

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