carpetweed

[ kahr-pit-weed ]
/ ˈkɑr pɪtˌwid /

noun

a North American prostrate weed, Mollugo verticillata, having whorled leaves and small, whitish flowers.

Nearby words

  1. carpet-sweeper,
  2. carpetbag,
  3. carpetbagger,
  4. carpetbaggers,
  5. carpeting,
  6. carphenazine maleate,
  7. carphology,
  8. carpi,
  9. carping,
  10. carpingly

Origin of carpetweed

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85; carpet + weed1

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