thimbleweed

thimbleweed

[thim-buhl-weed]
noun
any of several plants having a thimble-shaped fruiting head, especially either of two white-flowered North American plants, Anemone riparia or A. virginiana.

Origin:
1825–35, Americanism; thimble + weed1

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thimbleweed (ˈθɪmbəlˌwiːd)
 
n
(US) any of various plants having a thimble-shaped fruit, esp an American anemone, Anemone virginiana, and a rudbeckia, Rudbeckia laciniata

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