Definition of nipplewort in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈniplwərt/
Pronunciation: /ˈniplˌwôrt/


A yellow-flowered plant of the daisy family, growing in woods and empty lots.
  • Lapsana communis, family Compositae.
Example sentences
  • When nipplewort occurs in the hedge bottom, plants are often found spreading into the arable field.
  • Young tortoises are fed mainly dandelions, nipplewort, sowthistle, clover and lettuce.
  • A fairly common garden weed, nipplewort will maintain itself in the garden so long as it is given some disturbed soil in which to self-sow.

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Syllabification: nip·ple·wort

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