Definitions for ragwortˈrægˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rag•wortˈrægˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt(n.)

  1. any of various composite plants of the genus Senecio, usu. bearing yellow, slender-rayed flower heads.

    Category: Plants

Origin of ragwort:

1325–75

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ragwort, tansy ragwort, ragweed, benweed, Senecio jacobaea(noun)

    widespread European weed having yellow daisylike flowers; sometimes an obnoxious weed and toxic to cattle if consumed in quantity

  2. butterweed, ragwort, Senecio glabellus(noun)

    American ragwort with yellow flowers

Wiktionary

  1. ragwort(Noun)

    Any of several species of wild flowering plants of the genus Senecio with yellow flowers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ragwort(noun)

    a name given to several species of the composite genus Senecio

Freebase

  1. Jacobaea vulgaris

    Jacobaea vulgaris, syn. Senecio jacobaea is a very common wild flower in the family Asteraceae that is native to northern Eurasia, usually in dry, open places, and has also been widely distributed as a weed elsewhere. Common names include ragwort, common ragwort, tansy ragwort, benweed, St. James-wort, ragweed, stinking nanny/ninny/willy, staggerwort, dog standard, cankerwort, stammerwort, mare's fart and cushag. In the western US it is generally known as tansy ragwort, or tansy, though its resemblance to the true tansy is superficial.

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