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stickweed

[stik-weed]
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noun
  1. the ragweed.
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Origin of stickweed

An Americanism dating back to 1735–45; stick2 + weed1
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Historical Examples

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

    Lewis Rand

    Mary Johnston


British Dictionary definitions for stickweed

stickweed

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