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lopseed

[ lop-seed ]
/ ˈlɒpˌsid /
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noun

a weedy plant, Phryma leptostachya, of Asia and North America, having spikes of whitish paired flowers.

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Origin of lopseed

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; lop2 + seed
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