Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant of the genus Hypochæris, weedy chicory-like composites of Europe: so called from the shape of the leaves. The name is also applied to Gnaphalium dioicum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having flowers with petals shaped like cat's ears
  • n. European weed widely naturalized in North America having yellow flower heads and leaves resembling a cat's ears

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Examples

  • Every now and then he found it necessary to reconnoiter a place and call back late at night swathed in black, hooded with a cat's-ear hood, and armed with sword and dagger.

    Night Arrant

  • In the warm afternoon sunshine bees still hum among the browning heather; brambles still bear a few darkly purple berries, remains of umbellifers stand dry and starkly angular, but the bright yellow cat's-ear still flowers along the margins of the path.

    The Guardian World News

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