Definition of nipplewort in English:


Pronunciation /ˈniplwərt/ /ˈnɪplwərt/ /ˈniplˌwôrt/ /ˈnɪplˌwɔrt/


  • A yellow-flowered plant of the daisy family, growing in woods and empty lots.

    Lapsana communis, family Compositae

    ‘When nipplewort occurs in the hedge bottom, plants are often found spreading into the arable field.’
    • ‘Young tortoises are fed mainly dandelions, nipplewort, sowthistle, clover and lettuce.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘One of the commonest weeds is nipplewort (named for the shape of the flower buds) which is spreading its leaves in small, loose rosettes.’