from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The 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.

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

  • n. European weed widely naturalized in North America having yellow flower heads and leaves resembling a cat's ears


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  • 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.

    Ultima Thule

  • The capeweed, with its lemon-coloured petals, zigzagged halfway around the globe, via the - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • His bees typically travel two kilometres for pollen and with myriad city flowers to satisfy them - from bottle brush and wild capeweed to tea trees and red gums along the river - there's certainly no ferrying of hives in pursuit of nectar.


  • 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.

    The Way Home


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