[ mey-weed ]
/ ˈmeɪˌwid /
a composite plant, Anthemis cotula, native to Europe and Asia but naturalized in North America, having pungent, rank-smelling foliage and flower heads with a yellow disk and white rays.
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Origin of mayweed
1545–55; obsolete mayth mayweed (Middle English maithe, Old English mægtha) + weed1
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British Dictionary definitions for mayweed
/ (ˈmeɪˌwiːd) /
Also called: dog fennel, stinking mayweed a widespread Eurasian weedy plant, Anthemis cotula, having evil-smelling leaves and daisy-like flower heads: family Asteraceae (composites)
scentless mayweed a similar and related plant, Matricaria maritima, with scentless leaves
Word Origin for mayweed
C16: changed from Old English mægtha mayweed + weed 1
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