cape-weed

capeweed

[keyp-weed]
noun
a low-growing, creeping plant, Arctotheca calendulacea, used as a ground cover in warm climates.

Origin:
1875–80; cape2 (after the Cape of Good Hope, where the plant is native) + weed1

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capeweed

noun
European weed widely naturalized in North America having yellow flower heads and leaves resembling a cat's ears [syn: cat's-ear
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