Definition of Alfileria

1. Noun. European weed naturalized in southwestern United States and Mexico having reddish decumbent stems with small fernlike leaves and small deep reddish-lavender flowers followed by slender fruits that stick straight up; often grown for forage.




Definition of Alfileria

1. n. Same as Alfilaria.

Definition of Alfileria

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alfileria

alfamovirus
alfaqui
alfaquin
alfaquins
alfaquis
alfas
alfenide
alfentanil
alfentanil hydrochloride
alfereces
alferez
alfet
alfets
alfilaria
alfilarias
alfileria (current term)
alfilerias
alfione
alfisol
alfisols
alfoil
alforja
alforjas
alforsite
alfredo
alfresco
alfs
alga
algaculture
algae

Literary usage of Alfileria

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1. Our Italy by Charles Dudley Warner (1891)
"This is the alfileria, the prevailing flower of the land. ... This is the bloom of the alfileria, and swiftly it spreads from the southern slopes, ..."

2. Southern California: Its Valleys, Hills and Streams; Its Animals, Birds, and by Theodore Strong Van Dyke (1886)
"... and on the sunny hill-sides is a brighter green than before. The alfileria and the clovers that lately robed the plains now lie along the ground in ..."

3. Flirtation Camp: Or, The Rifle, Rod, and Gun in California; a Sporting Romance by Theodore Strong Van Dyke (1881)
"... the pin-like seeds of the alfileria are beginning to pale and curl in spots; an ashen tint begins to creep along the brow of the wild-oat hills; ..."

4. California of the South: Its Physical Geography, Climate, Resources, Routes by Walter Lindley, Joseph Pomeroy Widney (1888)
"But, on this February day, the alfileria had on its delicate bluish-pink blossom, which gave the green carpet a lighter tint, that was here and there again ..."

5. Semi-tropical California: Its Climate, Healthfulness, Productiveness, and by Benjamin Cummings Truman (1874)
"And one has only to stoop down and lift the mat of grass to find the seeds of burr, clover and alfileria in such quantities as to make it no longer a matter ..."

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