Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

bitterweed

[bit-er-weed]
noun
  1. any of various plants containing a bitter principle, as those of the genus Picris.
  2. a sneezeweed, Helenium amarum.
Show More

Origin of bitterweed

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; bitter + weed1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for bitterweed

bitterweed

noun
  1. any of various plants that contain a bitter-tasting substance
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012