Knawel meaning

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A low-growing, weedy Eurasian annual (Scleranthus annuus) in the pink family, having narrow leaves and inconspicuous green flowers.
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(botany) A low, spreading weed, Scleranthus annuus, common in sandy soil.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of knawel

  • German Knäuel from Middle High German kliuwel, kniuwel diminutive of kliuwe ball of yarn from Old High German kliuwa

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Akin to German Knäuel, a ball of thread, coil. Compare clew.

    From Wiktionary