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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several North American plants of the genus Anemone, having cylindrical, thimblelike fruit clusters.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various plants whose heads resemble thimbles, including Rudbeckia laciniata, Anemone virginiana, and Anemone cylindrica.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any plant of the composite genus Rudbeckia, coarse herbs somewhat resembling the sunflower; -- so called from their conical receptacles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An American anemone, Anemone Virginiana.

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

  • n. a common North American anemone with cylindrical fruit clusters resembling thimbles

Etymologies

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thimble +‎ weed

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