[ chik-weed ]
/ ˈtʃɪkˌwid /


any plant of the genus Stellaria, of the pink family, as S. media, a common Old World weed whose leaves and seeds are relished by birds.
any of various allied plants.

Origin of chickweed

First recorded in 1325–75, chickweed is from the Middle English word chiken wede. See chick, weed1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chickweed

British Dictionary definitions for chickweed

/ (ˈtʃɪkˌwiːd) /


any of various caryophyllaceous plants of the genus Stellaria, esp S. media, a common garden weed with small white flowers
mouse-ear chickweed any of various similar and related plants of the genus Cerastium
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