[ hawg-weed, hog- ]
/ ˈhɔgˌwid, ˈhɒg- /


any coarse weed with composite flower heads, especially the cow parsnip.


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Origin of hogweed

First recorded in 1700–10; hog + weed1
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British Dictionary definitions for hogweed

/ (ˈhɒɡˌwiːd) /


any of several coarse weedy umbelliferous plants, esp cow parsnipSee also giant hogweed
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