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Definition of the noun shad-flower
What does shad-flower mean as a name of something?
- annual weed of Europe and North America having a rosette of basal leaves and tiny flowers followed by oblong seed capsules
- lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
- alternative spelling: shadflower
- scientific names: Erophila verna / species Erophila verna / Erophila verna ozanoni / subspecies Erophila verna ozanoni / Draba verna
- synonym of shad-flower: whitlow grass
- more generic word: draba = any of numerous low-growing cushion-forming plants of the genus Draba having rosette-forming leaves and terminal racemes of small flowers with scapose or leafy stems
- geographic area: North America
- observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1914)
by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith
shad-flower, n. 3. The trailing arbutus, Epiqsea repens. Shading, »□ — Obllteratlve shading, a name given by Abbott H. Thayer to those variations in the colors of animals that tend to counteract, ...
shad-flower, n. 3. The trailing arbutus, Epigaea repens. sha m.–Obliterative shading, a name given by Abbott Thayer to those variations in the colors of animals that tend to counteract, or obliterate, the natural lights and shadows that ...
A Supplement to All Standard Dictionaries of the United States and Great Britain by Samuel Fallows
Called also May-flower, Shad-flower, and Trailing- arbutus. Bound the bolee of pine-wood the ground-la-trel creeps. Whittier. 234 — Qround-iaw, fundamental or essential law. C. Kingsley.— Ground-liverwort, & lichen, Peltidea ca- nina. Called ...
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