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horseweed

[hawrs-weed] /ˈhɔrsˌwid/
noun
1.
a North American composite weed, Erigeron canadensis, having narrow, hairy leaves and clusters of very small greenish-white flowers.
3.
any of various other common weeds with small yellow flowers.
Origin of horseweed
1780-1790
An Americanism dating back to 1780-90; horse + weed1
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  • He came out upon the road slowly and stopped there, switching his legs absently with the stalk of a horseweed.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm Irvin S. Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for horseweed

horseweed

/ˈhɔːsˌwiːd/
noun
1.
the US name for Canadian fleabane See fleabane (sense 3)
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