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knawel

[nawl] /nɔl/
noun
1.
any of several plants belonging to the genus Scleranthus, of the pink family, native to Eurasia, especially S. annuus, a common, low-growing weed that forms dense mats.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < German Knauel, Kneuel knotweed
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knawel

/ˈnɔːəl/
noun
1.
any of several Old World caryophyllaceous plants of the genus Scleranthus, having heads of minute petal-less flowers
Word Origin
C16: from German Knauel, literally: ball of yarn, from Old High German kliuwa ball
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