prairie-smoke

prairie smoke

noun
a plant Geum triflorum, of the rose family, native to North America, having purplish flowers and silky-plumed fruit.
Also called Johnny smokers.


Origin:
1890–95, Americanism

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prairie smoke

noun
North American perennial with hairy basal pinnate leaves and purple flowers and plume-tipped fruits 
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