the ragweed.

Origin of stickweed

An Americanism dating back to 1735–45; stick2 + weed1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stickweed

Historical Examples of stickweed

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

    Lewis Rand

    Mary Johnston

British Dictionary definitions for stickweed



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