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Shad-Flower

Definition of the noun shad-flower

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noun

  1. annual weed of Europe and North America having a rosette of basal leaves and tiny flowers followed by oblong seed capsules

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Google previewThe 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, ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

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 ...

Google previewThe Progressive Supplemental Dictionary of the English Language (1886)

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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