alfilaria


alfilaria
noun
European weed naturalized in southwestern United States and Mexico having reddish decumbent stems with small fernlike leaves and small deep reddish-lavender flowers followed by slender fruits that stick straight up; often grown for forage
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Hypernyms: ↑storksbill, ↑heron's bill

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  • Alfilaria — Al*fil a*ri a, n. (Bot.) The pin grass ({Erodium cicutarium}), a weed in California. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alfilaria — ☆ alfilaria or alfileria [al fil΄ə rē′ə ] n. [AmSp alfilerillo < Sp alfiler, a pin < Ar al khilāl, thorn] a European common weed (Erodium cicutarium) of the geranium family, which is now utilized as fodder in the SW U.S …   English World dictionary

  • alfilaria — (alfilería [alfilería] < alfilerillo < alfiler < Arabic al hhilel pin, plus the diminutive suffix illo; hence, small pin )    OED: 1868. Acommon forage in the Southwest, also known as pin grass (Erodium cicu tarium). According to Cobos,… …   Vocabulario Vaquero

  • alfilaria — paprastasis dalgutis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Snaputinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Erodium cicutarium), paplitęs Afrikoje, Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Erodium cicutarium angl. alfilaria; heron s bill; red stem… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • alfilaria — /al fil euh ree euh/, n. a European plant, Erodium cicutarium, of the geranium family, grown for forage in the U.S. Also called pin clover. [1865 70, Amer.; < Sp alfilerillo, equiv. to alfiler pin ( < Ar al khilal the pin) + illo dim. suffix] * * …   Universalium

  • alfilaria — al·fil·a·ria …   English syllables

  • alfilaria — al•fil•a•ri•a [[t]ælˌfɪl əˈri ə[/t]] n. pl. ri•as pln a European plant, Erodium cicutarium, of the geranium family, grown for forage in the U.S • Etymology: 1865–70, amer.; < Sp alfilerillo=alfiler pin < Ar al khilāl the pin …   From formal English to slang

  • Erodium cicutarium — Alfilaria Al*fil a*ri a, n. (Bot.) The pin grass ({Erodium cicutarium}), a weed in California. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pin clover — alfilaria. [1880 85, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • filaree — ☆ filaree [fil′ə rē΄ ] n. ALFILARIA * * * fil·a·ree (fĭl ə rēʹ) n. See alfilaria.   [Alteration of alfilaria.] * * * …   Universalium