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thimbleweed

[thim-buh l-weed] /ˈθɪm bəlˌwid/
noun
1.
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
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism; thimble + weed1
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thimbleweed

/ˈθɪmbəlˌwiːd/
noun
1.
(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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