chickweed

[ chik-weed ]
/ ˈtʃɪkˌwid /

noun

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.

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Origin of chickweed

First recorded in 1325–75, chickweed is from Middle English chiken wede. See chick, weed1
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British Dictionary definitions for chickweed

chickweed
/ (ˈtʃɪkˌwiːd) /

noun

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
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