Definition of Sheep plant

1. Noun. Perennial prostrate mat-forming herb with hoary woolly foliage.

Exact synonyms: Raoulia Australis, Raoulia Lutescens, Vegetable Sheep
Group relationships: Genus Raoulia, Raoulia
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant



2. Noun. Cushion-forming New Zealand herb having leaves densely covered with tawny hairs.
Exact synonyms: Haastia Pulvinaris, Vegetable Sheep
Group relationships: Genus Haastia, Haastia
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sheep Plant

sheep-splits
sheep-tick
sheep bell
sheep botfly
sheep bots
sheep dip
sheep diseases
sheep dog
sheep fescue
sheep frog
sheep gadfly
sheep ked
sheep laurel
sheep louse
sheep pen
sheep plant (current term)
sheep polyphore
sheep polypore
sheep rot
sheep shagger
sheep shaggers
sheep sorrel
sheep tick
sheepback
sheepbacks
sheepberries
sheepberry
sheepbiter
sheepbiters
sheepcot

Literary usage of Sheep plant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Overland Monthly by Bret Harte (1875)
"... or sheep- plant, grows upon a stalk larger than my thumb. It has a head, eyes, and ears like a sheep, but is without sensation. ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1853)
"... or sheep-plant, supposed to produce the fine silky fleece that was in reality obtained by ripping unborn lambs from the mother's belly. ..."

3. Notes on Chinese Mediaeval Travellers to the West by E. Bretschneider (1875)
"The people take the navel of a sheep, plant it in the ground and water it. When it hears thunder it grows ; the navel retaining a connection with the ground ..."

4. Appropriation Bill by United States Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture and Forestry (1907)
"The property has been gathered together as a sheep plant. If we are obliged to sell our plant, the property becomes practically valueless for that purpose. ..."

5. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "Lessons in Botany by Asa Gray (1887)
"... there cult, tor its seeds, which are used for coffee : their shape gave the specific name, being likened to the head of a sheep : plant 9'-20' high, ..."

6. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1873)
"... and whether they rear sheep, plant sugar or coffee, or " educate" silkworms, the operation must be a commercial success as well as an experimental one, ..."

7. Overland Through Asia: Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life by Thomas Wallace Knox (1871)
"... or sheep plant, grows upon a stalk larger than my thumb; it has a head, eyes, and ears like a sheep, but is without sensation. ..."

8. Chinese Central Asia: A Ride to Little Tibet by Henry Lansdell (1893)
"The people take the navel of a sheep, plant it in the ground, and water it. When it hears thunder it grows, the navel retaining connection with the ground. ..."

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