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stickweed

[stik-weed] /ˈstɪkˌwid/
noun
1.
the ragweed.
Origin of stickweed
1735-1745
An Americanism dating back to 1735-45; stick2 + weed1
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  • The dust rose in clouds, whitening the elder, the stickweed, and the blackberry bushes.

    Lewis Rand

    Mary Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for stickweed

stickweed

/ˈstɪkˌwiːd/
noun
1.
any of several plants that have clinging fruits or seeds, esp the ragweed
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