Definition of hawkbit in English:



  • A Eurasian plant of the daisy family which resembles a dandelion, with a rosette of leaves and yellow flowers.

    Genus Leontodon, family Compositae

    • ‘Lesser hawkbit especially stand out in late summer and fall, long after the April blooming of the original dandelion.’
    • ‘White Campion likes warm, sunny field margins and roadsides where it grows with moon daisies and hawkbits.’
    • ‘Other members of the hawkweed group include Common Cat's ear; there are also many hawkbits and hawksbeards, all of which have dandelion-like flowers.’
    • ‘When comparing the relative length and width of hawkbit and catsear leaves, catsear leaves tends to be wider than hawkbit leaves.’
    • ‘But dandelions have unbranched scapes, whereas autumnal hawkbit has usually branched scapes and two or more flower-heads.’


Early 18th century: blend of hawkweed and devil's bit.