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Bear's-breeches   Listen
bear's-breeches, Bear's-breech  n.  
(Bot.) The English cow parsnip (Heracleum sphondylium)
A widely cultivated southern European acanthus (Acanthus mollis) with whitish purple-veined flowers. See Acanthus, n., 1.
Synonyms: bear's breech, bear's-breech, bear's breeches, sea holly.

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"Bear's-breeches" Quotes from Famous Books

... once been scarlet, but which had faded since, hung, detained at the shoulder by a rusty buckle, and bordered by a laticlave, loosely about his form. In his hand a bulrush swayed; on his head was a twisted coil of bear's-breech, in which, among the ruffled leaves, one bud remained; it was white, the opening edges flecked with pink, perhaps with blood, for from the temples and about the ear a rill ran down and mixed with the purple of the ...
— Mary Magdalen • Edgar Saltus

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