Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of numerous often hairy plants of the genus Hieracium of the composite family, having yellow or orange dandelionlike flower heads.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A plant of the genus Hieracium, natural order Compositæ, suborder Ligulifloræ (Cichoriaceæ), or lettuce family, a very large genus, especially numerous on the continent of Europe.
  • noun A species of Senecio, S. hieracifolius. See Senecio.

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

  • noun A plant of the genus Hieracium; -- so called from the ancient belief that birds of prey used its juice to strengthen their vision.
  • noun A plant of the genus Senecio (Senecio hieracifolius).

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

  • noun Any species of plant of the genus Hieracium and its segregate genus Pilosella, in the sunflower family (Asteraceae).

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

  • noun any of various plants of the genus Pilosella
  • noun any of numerous often hairy plants of the genus Hieracium having yellow or orange flowers that resemble the dandelion

Etymologies

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hawk +‎ weed

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