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stickweed

[ stik-weed ]
/ ˈstɪkˌwid /
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noun

the ragweed.

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Origin of stickweed

An Americanism dating back to 1735–45; stick2 + weed1
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Example sentences from the Web for stickweed

  • The dust rose in clouds, whitening the elder, the stickweed, and the blackberry bushes.

    Lewis Rand|Mary Johnston

British Dictionary definitions for stickweed

stickweed
/ (ˈstɪkˌwiːd) /

noun

any of several plants that have clinging fruits or seeds, esp the ragweed
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