from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any plant of the composite genus Serratula; -- so named from the serrated leaves of most of the species.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the Old World genus Serratula, especially S. tinctoria, whose foliage yields a yellow dye. The name is derived from the sharp serration of the leaves. Species of Saussurea are also so called.
- n. The button-snakeroot, Laciniaria spicata.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. European perennial whose serrate leaves yield a yellow dye
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