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hawkweed

[hawk-weed] /ˈhɔkˌwid/
noun
1.
any composite plant of the genus Hieracium, usually bearing yellow flowers.
2.
any of various related plants.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; translation of Neo-Latin, Latin hierācium < Greek hierāk, stem of hiérāx hawk + Latin -ium -ium; see weed1
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hawkweed

/ˈhɔːkˌwiːd/
noun
1.
any typically hairy plant of the genus Hieracium, with clusters of dandelion-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
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