Definition of ragwort in English:

ragwort

noun

  • A yellow-flowered ragged-leaved European plant of the daisy family, which is a common weed of grazing land and is toxic to livestock.

    Genus Senecio, family Compositae: several species, in particular S. jacobaea

    • ‘Although the yellow-flowered ragwort is an attractive-looking plant, it is poisonous to animals and can cause skin reactions in people.’
    • ‘Common ragwort, with its distinctive yellow flowers, is a very hardy plant producing up to 150,000 seeds at a time, which can survive for up to 20 years.’
    • ‘Daisies usually call to mind open, dry fields bathed in sun, but ragwort is one daisy that thrives in shaded, wet soil.’
    • ‘On the line itself, ragwort and cow parsley grew almost as high as the platform, but in the gaps you could see the tracks were gone.’
    • ‘Many landowners have to spend time, effort and money to clear the ragwort from our land that has been caused by the council's infestation.’

Pronunciation

ragwort

/ˈraɡwəːt/