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goutweed

[gout-weed]
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noun
  1. a fast-spreading weed, Aegopodium podagraria, of the parsley family, native to Eurasia, having umbels of white flowers.
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Origin of goutweed

First recorded in 1770–80; gout + weed1
Also called bishop's-weed.
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Examples from the Web for goutweed

Historical Examples

  • Goutweed is a pest in nearly all gardens, and very difficult to get out.

    Wood and Garden

    Gertrude Jekyll

  • Some of the worst weeds to get out are Goutweed and Coltsfoot.

    Wood and Garden

    Gertrude Jekyll

  • At first you might mistake the Wild Angelica for Goutweed, as the leaves are very similar, but there are several differences.

  • The seeds of the Wild Angelica are quite a different shape from the Goutweed seeds.

  • At the top of each seed-vessel there are two long, thin bristles which bend over, very much like those in the Goutweed.


British Dictionary definitions for goutweed

goutweed

noun
  1. a widely naturalized Eurasian umbelliferous plant, Aegopodium podagraria, with white flowers and creeping underground stemsAlso called: bishop's weed, ground elder, herb Gerard
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