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carpetweed

[kahr-pit-weed] /ˈkɑr pɪtˌwid/
noun
1.
a North American prostrate weed, Mollugo verticillata, having whorled leaves and small, whitish flowers.
Origin of carpetweed
1775-1785
An Americanism dating back to 1775-85; carpet + weed1
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