Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The archil lichen, Roccella tinctoria: so called from the Cape Verd islands, whence the article is exported.
- n. In Australia, the Cryptostemma calendulacea; a composite plant of South Africa (the Cape), allied to the marigold, which has become extensively naturalized in some districts.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a European weed (Hypochaeris radicata) widely naturalized in North America, having yellow flower heads and leaves resembling a cat's ears.
- n. a type of low-growing, creeping plant (Arctotheca calendulaceae), used as a ground cover in warm climates.
- n. European weed widely naturalized in North America having yellow flower heads and leaves resembling a cat's ears
“Slamming the driving-gate behind him — with such force that it missed the latch, and swinging out went to and fro like a pendulum — Mahony stepped on to the wide, sandy road, over which the golden-flowered capeweed had spread till only a narrow track in the centre remained free.”
“The capeweed, with its lemon-coloured petals, zigzagged halfway around the globe, via the”
“Built some ten years previously, by a wealthy squatter who was now about to become a permanent absentee, it stood within half an hour’s walk of the Brighton beach, on a quiet, sandy road the edges of which were fringed with grass and capeweed.”
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