knotweed

[ not-weed ]
/ ˈnɒtˌwid /

noun

any of several knotty-stemmed plants belonging to the genus Polygonum, of the buckwheat family.

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Origin of knotweed

First recorded in 1570–80; knot1 + weed1

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Example sentences from the Web for knotweed

  • Japanese knotweed, for all its invasive attributes, was an ornamental plant for the Victorians.

    The Best of Brit Lit|Peter Stothard|December 17, 2010|DAILY BEAST
  • Those of us who are gardeners will certainly agree that “unfortraedde” is the right name for knotweed.

    The Old English Herbals|Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
  • It is Polygonum Virginicum, and so far without a common name, unless Virginia knotweed be satisfactory.

    Seed Dispersal|William J. Beal

British Dictionary definitions for knotweed

knotweed
/ (ˈnɒtˌwiːd) /

noun

any of several polygonaceous plants of the genus Polygonum, having small flowers and jointed stems
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