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knapweed

[nap-weed] /ˈnæpˌwid/
noun
1.
any composite plant of the genus Centaurea, especially the weedy C. nigra, having rose-purple flowers set on a dark-colored, knoblike bract.
Also called hardheads, Spanish button.
Origin of knapweed
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English knopwed. See knop, weed1
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British Dictionary definitions for knapweed

knapweed

/ˈnæpˌwiːd/
noun
1.
any of several plants of the genus Centaurea, having purplish thistle-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites) See also centaury (sense 2), hardheads
Word Origin
C15 knopwed; see knop, weed1
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