Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A weedy annual Mediterranean plant (Agrostemma githago) having reddish-purple flowers and opposite leaves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a weed (Agrostemma Githago syn. Lychnis Githago), having bright flowers, common in grain fields.
  • n. a European annual (Agrostemma githago) having large trumpet-shaped reddish-purple flowers and poisonous seed; a common weed in grainfields and beside roadways; naturalized in America.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See cockle, 2.

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

  • n. European annual having large trumpet-shaped reddish-purple flowers and poisonous seed; a common weed in grainfields and beside roadways; naturalized in America

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Sorry, no example sentences found.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.