Definition of Bitterweed

1. Noun. Widespread European weed with spiny tongue-shaped leaves and yellow flowers; naturalized in United States.

Exact synonyms: Bristly Oxtongue, Bugloss, Oxtongue, Picris Echioides
Group relationships: Genus Picris, Picris
Generic synonyms: Weed



2. Noun. Any of numerous chiefly North American weedy plants constituting the genus Ambrosia that produce highly allergenic pollen responsible for much hay fever and asthma.

Definition of Bitterweed

1. n. A species of Ambrosia (A. artemisiæfolia); Roman worm wood.

Definition of Bitterweed

1. Noun. Any plant in the genus ''Ambrosia'', especially ''Ambrosia artemisiifolia''. ¹

2. Noun. The plant ''Artemisia trifida''. ¹

3. Noun. The plant ''Helenium amarum''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bitterweed

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Medical Definition of Bitterweed

1. A species of Ambrosia (A. Artemisiaefolia); Roman worm wood. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bitterweed

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Literary usage of Bitterweed

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1. Farmer's Cyclopedia of Live Stock by Earley Vernon Wilcox, Clarence Beaman Smith (1908)
"Thus, if cows eat large quantities of elderberry leaves, or bitterweed, the characteristic flavor of these plants Common cooking soda was also given foi the ..."

2. A Practical Course in Botany: With Especial Reference to Its Bearings on by Eliza Frances Andrews (1911)
"Dispersal by this means, whether intentional or accidental, is purely artificial, and except in the case of a few annuals like horseweed, bitterweed, ..."

3. Stray Leaves from a Border Garden by Mary Pamela (Ellis) Milne-Home (1901)
"bitterweed is an old Border name for the poplar, on account of its bitter bark, ... But fir, saugh and bitterweed, the laird may flyte but make naething be ..."

4. Publications by Dorset Record Society, Ohio Civil War Centennial Commission, Ohio Historical Society (1905)
"One recalls the old rhyme:— ' Oak, ash, and elm-tree, The laird may hang for all the three; But for saugh, and bitterweed, The laird may flyte, ..."

5. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"Bermuda. Introduced into Europe as a weed. Consists of several slightly differing races. Also called bitterweed, stick-weed, ..."

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