1. European weed naturalized in southwestern United States and Mexico having reddish decumbent stems with small fernlike leaves and small deep reddish-lavender flowers followed by slender fruits that stick straight up; often grown for forage

Similar word(s): alfilaria, alfileria, clocks, filaree

Definition categories: plant, storksbill

2. slender threadlike roundworms living in the blood and tissues of vertebrates; transmitted as larvae by biting insects

Definition categories: animal, nematode, roundworm