pigweed

[pig-weed]

Origin of pigweed

First recorded in 1795–1805; pig1 + weed1
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pigweed

noun
  1. Also called: redroot any of several coarse North American amaranthaceous weeds of the genus Amaranthus, esp A. retroflexus, having hairy leaves and green flowers
  2. a US name for fat hen
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