Ragwort meaning

răgwûrt, -wôrt
Any of various plants in the composite family, chiefly of the genera Senecio and Packera, having yellow flower heads. S. jacobaea, a European species poisonous to livestock, is widely naturalized in North America and elsewhere.
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Any of a number of wild flowering plants with yellow flowers in the family Asteraceae, mostly belonging to Senecio and related genera.
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Origin of ragwort

  • From the ragged shape of its leaves

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

  • From rag +"Ž wort.

    From Wiktionary