ironweed

[ ahy-ern-weed ]
/ ˈaɪ ərnˌwid /
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noun

any of certain North American composite plants of the genus Vernonia, having tubular, chiefly purple or red disk flowers.

Origin of ironweed

First recorded in 1810–20; iron + weed1
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