Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The Senecio vulgaris, an annual European weed belonging to the Compositœ, adventitious in the northeastern United States.
  • noun See groundsill.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See Ground plate (a), under ground
  • noun (Bot.) An annual composite plant (Senecio vulgaris), one of the most common and widely distributed weeds on the globe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several widely-distributed plants, of the genus Senecio, having yellow, daisylike flowers.
  • noun Alternative spelling of groundsill.

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

  • noun Eurasian weed with heads of small yellow flowers

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Examples

  • BRACHYLOENUS D. C., a kind of groundsel; MORGANIA FLORIBUNDA, loaded with purple blossoms, and a variety of HELICHRYSUM

    Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia

  • As opposed to the theory that there is any absolute need for cross-fertilisation, it has been urged by Mr. Henslow and others that many self-fertilised plants are exceptionally vigorous, such as groundsel, chickweed, sow-thistle, buttercups, and other common weeds; while most plants of world-wide distribution are self-fertilised, and these have proved themselves to be best fitted to survive in the battle of life.

    Darwinism (1889)

  • BRACHYLOENUS D. C., a kind of groundsel; MORGANIA FLORIBUND., loaded with purple blossoms, and a variety of HELICHRYSUM BRACTEATUM, somewhat different in the leaves from the usual state of the species.

    Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia

  • Without IPU we will see weeds such as groundsel and mayweed slipping through the net, and some mopping up in spring may be required.

    FWi - All News

  • Without IPU we will see weeds such as groundsel and mayweed slipping through the net, and some mopping up in spring may be required.

    FWi - All News

  • Without IPU we will see weeds such as groundsel and mayweed slipping through the net, and some mopping up in spring may be required.

    FWi - All News

  • Without IPU we will see weeds such as groundsel and mayweed slipping through the net, and some mopping up in spring may be required.

    FWi - All News

  • One is no longer woken by the cry of the groundsel sellers.

    edouard de pomiane | soups « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • Surveying the herbaceous border, Miss Marple clicked her tongue vexedly and pulled up a flourishing plant of groundsel.

    Twin Moons

  • Two distinct forms of giant groundsel occur on the upper mountain: Senecio johnstonii cottonii, endemic to the mountain and only occurring above 3,600 m, and S. johnstonii johnstonii which occurs between 2,450 m and 4,000 m, and shows two distinct forms.

    Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

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