Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In California, either of two species of stork's-bill, Erodium cicutarium and E. moschatum; alfilerilla.

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  • noun European weed naturalized in southwestern United States and Mexico having reddish decumbent stems with small fernlike leaves and small deep reddish-lavender flowers followed by slender fruits that stick straight up; often grown for forage

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Examples

  • a brilliant carpet with its sage-green background and occasional dash of deeper green where patches of "filaree" covered the sandy soil!

    Tabitha at Ivy Hall

  • We walk by flora that I have only seen in books—brittlebush and cheeseweed, filaree, jojoba.

    VANISHING ACTS

  • We walk by flora that I have only seen in books—brittlebush and cheeseweed, filaree, jojoba.

    VANISHING ACTS

  • We walk by flora that I have only seen in books – brittlebush and cheeseweed, filaree, jojoba.

    Vanishing Acts

  • We walk by flora that I have only seen in books—brittlebush and cheeseweed, filaree, jojoba.

    VANISHING ACTS

  • In place of strong grasses these places are now covered for a few weeks in spring with a growth of a plant known as “filaree,” which, owing to the rapid maturing of its seeds (in a month or less), seems to be the only plant not completely destroyed by the cattle, although the latter are very fond of it and eat it freely, both green and when dried on the ground.

    Aboriginal Remains in Verde Valley, Arizona Thirteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1891-92, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1896, pages 179-262

  • When Peter came upon the scene he found Linda, flushed and brilliant eyed, holding before him a big bouquet of alder bloom, the last of the lilacs she had found in a cool, shaded place, pink filaree, blue lupin, and white mahogany panicles.

    Her father`s daughter

  • Good for nothin ', I'd been told, but to run cows on in winter, when the filaree and bunch grass are green.

    The She Boss A Western Story

  • When Peter came upon the scene he found Linda, flushed and brilliant eyed, holding before him a big bouquet of alder bloom, the last of the lilacs she had found in a cool, shaded place, pink filaree, blue lupin, and white mahogany panicles.

    Her Father's Daughter

  • During years when spring temperatures are moderate and precipitation is plentiful, you'll notice fields of yellow-blooming mustards and purple-blooming filaree that seem to appear out of nowhere.

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