Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plantago coronopus, a plant with leaves branched somewhat like the horn of a buck.
  • n. The plant Lobelia coronopifolia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A plant with leaves branched somewhat like a buck's horn (Plantago Coronopus); also, Lobelia coronopifolia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name given to several plants on account of their forked leaves, as the Plantago Coronopus (also called buck's-horn plantain), the Senebiera Coronopus, and the South African Lobelia coronopifolia.

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Examples

  • Anybody who has heard of edible buck-horn (or buck's-horn) at all, would probably think of an obscure and humble salad herb, now practically forgotten, and at no time

    Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts

  • In the same belt was stuck one of those long, broad, sharp-pointed, and two-edged knives, with a buck's-horn handle, which were fabricated in the neighbourhood, and bore even at this early period the name of a Sheffield whittle.

    Ivanhoe

  • His very fingers sent entreating thrills that he would go and clutch that familiar rough buck's-horn handle, which they had so often grasped for mere affection, as it lay idle in his pocket.

    The Mill on the Floss

  • In the same belt was stuck one of those long, broad, sharp-pointed, and two-edged knives, with a buck's-horn handle, which were fabricated in the neigbbourhood, and bore even at this early period the name of a Sheffield whittle.

    Ivanhoe. A Romance

  • In the same belt was stuck one of those long, broad, sharp-pointed, and two-edged knives, with a buck's-horn handle, which were fabricated in the neighbourhood, and bore even at this early period the name of a

    Ivanhoe

  • And for moss, you are to note, that there be divers kinds of it, which I could name to you, but I will only tell you that that which is likest a buck's-horn is the best, except it be soft white moss, which grows on some heaths, and is hard to be found.

    The Compleat Angler : or, The Contemplative Man`s Recreation

  • A milk-white jerkin, and hose of white kersey; a white apron twisted around his body in the manner of a sash, in which, instead of a war-like dagger, was stuck a long-bladed knife, hilted with buck's-horn; a white nightcap on his head, under which his hair was neatly tucked, sufficiently pourtrayed him as one of those priests of Comus whom the vulgar call cooks; and the air with which he rated the publican for having neglected to send some provisions to the Palace, showed that he ministered to royalty itself.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

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