Definition of Thimbleweed

1. Noun. A common North American anemone with cylindrical fruit clusters resembling thimbles.




Definition of Thimbleweed

1. n. Any plant of the composite genus Rudbeckia, coarse herbs somewhat resembling the sunflower; -- so called from their conical receptacles.

Definition of Thimbleweed

1. Noun. (botany) Any of various plants whose heads resemble thimbles, including ''Rudbeckia laciniata'', ''Anemone virginiana'', and ''Anemone cylindrica''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thimbleweed

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Thimbleweed

1. Any plant of the composite genus Rudbeckia, coarse herbs somewhat resembling the sunflower; so called from their conical receptacles. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Thimbleweed Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Thimbleweed Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Thimbleweed

thimbleberries
thimbleberry
thimbled
thimbleeye
thimbleeyes
thimbleful
thimblefuls
thimblerig
thimblerigged
thimblerigger
thimbleriggers
thimblerigging
thimblerigs
thimbles
thimblesful
thimbleweed (current term)
thimbleweeds
thimbling
thimerasol
thimerosal
thimerosals
thimet oligopeptidase
thin
thin-film interference
thin-film interferences
thin-layer chromatography
thin-layer electrophoresis
thin-leaved bilberry
thin-leaved stringybark

Literary usage of Thimbleweed

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

1. A Manual of Weeds: With Descriptions of All the Most Pernicious and by Ada Eljiva Georgia (1914)
"thimbleweed few tufted leaves at its base and a whorl of three involucral leaves at the base of its flower-stalks. Base-leaves broader than long, ..."

2. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1905)
"The whole herb is recommended to be used. It has not been investigated chemically. It imparts its properties to water. thimbleweed is a valuable diuretic, ..."

3. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"... Anemone virginiana L. Tall anemone; thimbleweed Herbaceous perennial Dry, open woods, slopes and edges. • Aquilegia canadensis L. Meetinghouses; ..."

4. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"Anemone cilindrica A.Gray thimbleweed Herbaceous perennial Dry slopes and open fields. Anemone quinquefolia L. Wood anemone Herbaceous perennial Moist woods ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Thimbleweed

Search for Thimbleweed on Dictionary.com!Search for Thimbleweed on Thesaurus.com!Search for Thimbleweed on Google!Search for Thimbleweed on Wikipedia!

Search