kangaroo's paw


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Noun1.kangaroo's paw - sedgelike spring-flowering herb having clustered flowers covered with woolly hairs; Australia
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Anigozanthus, genus Anigozanthus - genus of monocotyledonous plants with curious woolly flowers on sturdy stems above a fan of sword-shaped leaves; includes kangaroo's paw and Australian sword lily; sometimes placed in family Amaryllidaceae
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