willowherb(redirected from great hairy willowherbs)
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1. any of various temperate and arctic onagraceous plants of the genus Epilobium, having narrow leaves, terminal clusters of pink, purplish, or white flowers, and willow-like feathery seeds
2. short for rosebay willowherb (see rosebay)
3. (not in botanical usage) another name for purple loosestrife (see loosestrife)
4. hairy willowherb See codlins-and-cream
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