Definition of nipplewort in English:



  • A yellow-flowered European plant of the daisy family, growing in woods and waste places.

    Lapsana communis, family Compositae

    • ‘A fairly common garden weed, nipplewort will maintain itself in the garden so long as it is given some disturbed soil in which to self-sow.’
    • ‘When nipplewort occurs in the hedge bottom, plants are often found spreading into the arable field.’
    • ‘One of the commonest weeds is nipplewort (named for the shape of the flower buds) which is spreading its leaves in small, loose rosettes.’
    • ‘Young tortoises are fed mainly dandelions, nipplewort, sowthistle, clover and lettuce.’