old-man's beard

old-man's beard
old-man's-beard «OHLD MANZ BIHRD», noun, or old-man's beard.
1. = beard lichen. (Cf.beard lichen)
2. = fringe tree.
3. British. a European clematis with fragrant, greenish-white flowers.

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  • Old man's beard — Old Old, a. [Compar. {Older}; superl. {Oldest}.] [OE. old, ald, AS. ald, eald; akin to D. oud, OS. ald, OFries. ald, old, G. alt, Goth. alpeis, and also to Goth. alan to grow up, Icel. ala to bear, produce, bring up, L. alere to nourish. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Old man's beard — may refer to the following species: Usnea, a type of lichen. Clematis aristata, an Australian climbing plant. Clematis vitalba, a climbing plant. Chionanthus virginicus, a tree, which is used like a medicinal plant and ornamental plant.… …   Wikipedia

  • old-man's beard — ōl(d) .manz n a greenish gray pendulous lichen of the genus Usnea (U. barbata) that grows on trees and is a source of usnic acid …   Medical dictionary

  • old-man's-beard — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : any of several clematises: as a. : an American virgin s bower (Clematis virginiana) b. : a European traveler s joy (C. vitalba) 2. a …   Useful english dictionary

  • old man’s beard — gelsvoji raganė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėdryninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Clematis vitalba), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje ir pietų ir vidurio Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Clematis vitalba angl. old man’s… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • old-man's-beard — gelsvoji raganė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėdryninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Clematis vitalba), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje ir pietų ir vidurio Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Clematis vitalba angl. old man’s… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • old man's beard — noun 1. dense festoons of greenish grey hairlike flexuous strands anchored to tree trunks and branches by sparse wiry roots; southeastern United States and West Indies to South America • Syn: ↑Spanish moss, ↑black moss, ↑long moss, ↑Tillandsia… …   Useful english dictionary

  • old-man's-beard — virgininis sniegmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Alyvmedinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Chionanthus virginicus), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Chionanthus virginicus angl. fringetree; old man s beard;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • old-man's-beard — barzdotoji raganė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėdryninių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Clematis drummondii), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Clematis drummondii angl. old man s beard; Texas virgin s bower isp. barba de Viejo;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Old man's beard in New Zealand — Old man s beard smothering a Cordyline australis (cabbage tree) on the Port Hills in Christchurch. Old man s beard (Clematis vitalba) is an invasive plant in New Zealand that has an impact on indigenous biodiversity. It is declared an unwanted …   Wikipedia

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