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witchweed

[wich-weed] /ˈwɪtʃˌwid/
noun
1.
an Old World parasitic plant of the genus Striga, introduced into the southern U.S.: a serious pest of corn and other grass crops.
Origin of witchweed
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; witch + weed1
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British Dictionary definitions for witchweed

witchweed

/ˈwɪtʃˌwiːd/
noun
1.
any of several scrophulariaceous plants of the genus Striga, esp S. hermonthica, that are serious pests of grain crops in parts of Africa and Asia
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