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Potentilla plattensis Nutt Platte River cinquefoil
2012-06-14 12:17:36

Symbol: POPL Group: Dicot Family: Rosaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AZ, CO, ND, NE, NM, UT, WY Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular...

2012-06-18 09:54:09

Symbol: ASPL2 Group: Dicot Family: Fabaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   ASPA31 Astragalus pachycarpus Torr. & A. Gray   GEPL3 Geoprumnon plattense (Nutt.) Rydb. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CO, KS, MT, ND, NE, OK, SD, TX, WY Classification:...

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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