Definition of French weed
1. Noun. Foetid Eurasian weed having round flat pods; naturalized throughout North America.
Group relationships: Genus Thlaspi, Thlaspi
Generic synonyms: Pennycress
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Lexicographical Neighbors of French Weed
Literary usage of French weed
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Bulletin by North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (Fargo) (1899)
"The pulling of french weed, it seems to me, is just as essential but much ... french weed is often given this name. The pods of Shepherd's purse are much ..."
2. Supplement ... to the Public Health Reports by United States Public Health Service (1920)
"... before the same has dropped its bloom or commenced to form its seed, any quack grass (Agropyron repens), penny cress, french weed, fan weed or scale ..."
3. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
"How the name of "French- weed" came to be applied is a mystery to me. No doubt it has an interesting history if we could fathom it In these pages Prof. ..."
4. The Annals of Horticulture (1849)
"french weed-PINCERS. WE have recently met with a description of an implement employed ... The french weed- pincer does not appear to have this disadvantage. ..."
5. Farmers' Law by Leonard Vincent Koos (1913)
"french weed is to be prevented from producing seed for more than four successive years and Russian thistle must be kept from growing at all. ..."