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Meaning of cat's-ear

cat's-ear

Pronunciation: (kats'ēr"), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calledany of several Old World composite plants of the genus Hypochaeris, having leaves in a rosette at the base and dandelionlike yellow or white flowers, esp. H. radicata, naturalized as a weed in the western U.S.
  2. any western American plant of the genus Calochortus, of the lily family, as C. coeruleus or C. elegans, having white or bluish bell-shaped flowers.
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