silver weed


a plant, Potentilla anserina, of the rose family, the leaves of which have a silvery pubescence on the underside.
any of several other plants having leaves with a silvery appearance.

1570–80; silver + weed1 Unabridged
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silverweed (ˈsɪlvəˌwiːd)
1.  a rosaceous perennial creeping plant, Potentilla anserina, with silvery pinnate leaves and yellow flowers
2.  any of various convolvulaceous shrubs of the genus Argyreia, of SE Asia and Australia, having silvery leaves and purple flowers

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