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goatsbeard

[gohts-beerd] /ˈgoʊtsˌbɪərd/
noun
1.
any of several composite plants of the genus Tragopogon, especially T. pratensis, having yellow flower heads.
2.
a plant, Aruncus dioicus, of the rose family, having pinnate leaves and long, slender spikes of small white flowers.
Origin of goatsbeard
1570-1580
1570-80; goat + -'s1 + beard
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British Dictionary definitions for goatsbeard

goatsbeard

/ˈɡəʊtsˌbɪəd/
noun
1.
Also called Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon. a Eurasian plant, Tragopogon pratensis, with woolly stems and large heads of yellow rayed flowers surrounded by large green bracts: family Asteraceae (composites)
2.
an American rosaceous plant, Aruncus sylvester, with long spikes of small white flowers
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