Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any plant of the genus Verbesina having clustered white or yellow flower heads.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name for species of Verbesina, a genus of coarse composites, chiefly Mexican.

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

  • n. any plant of the genus Verbesina having clustered white or yellow flower heads
  • n. any plant of the genus Verbesina having clustered white or yellow flower heads
  • n. any plant of the genus Verbesina having clustered white or yellow flower heads

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Examples

  • (Sporobolus cryptandrus), crownbeard (Verbesina enceliodes), and vetch (Vicia), parched or in gruels or breadstuffs.

    Tseh So, a Small House Ruin, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico :

  • These may be true sunflower (Helianthus), Helianthella, or crownbeard (Verbesina).

    Tseh So, a Small House Ruin, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico :

  • But environmentalists say the Athens Group, which built the plush Montage Laguna Beach resort, already has a poor track record with the crownbeard.

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  • But to those who want to see development take root in the rugged hills of south Laguna Beach, the big-leaved crownbeard might be just that.

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  • More recently, state coastal regulators and environmental advocates have complained that the Athens Group is stalling on fulfilling the commission's order to restore the plants; the developer was forced to pay a $500 daily penalty for more than two months until it sowed new crownbeard seeds.

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  • In 2005, the developer violated the California Coastal Act by ripping out more than 1,300 square feet of crownbeard, a move that the company said was an accident.

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  • But in a region where progress rules -- often in the form of suburbs and strip malls -- the crownbeard endures.

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  • Unlike the spotted owl or the California desert tortoise -- threatened superstars with reputations for slowing development, the crownbeard is something of a bit player.

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  • Big-leaved crownbeard endures despite controversial clearing and plans for homes.

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  • Fish and Wildlife Service botanist, estimates that more than half of the local crownbeard has disappeared since 1980, and can no longer be found in neighboring Dana Point, where it once grew.

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