pigweed

[ pig-weed ]
/ ˈpɪgˌwid /

noun

any goosefoot of the genus Chenopodium, especially C. album.
any of certain amaranths, as Amaranthus retroflexus.

Origin of pigweed

First recorded in 1795–1805; pig1 + weed1
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pigweed
/ (ˈpɪɡˌwiːd) /

noun

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