Definition of Horseweed

1. Noun. Erect perennial strong-scented with serrate pointed leaves and a loose panicle of yellowish flowers; the eastern United States.




2. Noun. Common North American weed with linear leaves and small discoid heads of yellowish flowers; widely naturalized throughout temperate regions; sometimes placed in genus Erigeron.
Exact synonyms: Canadian Fleabane, Conyza Canadensis, Erigeron Canadensis, Fleabane
Group relationships: Conyza, Genus Conyza
Generic synonyms: Weed

Definition of Horseweed

1. n. A composite plant (Erigeron Canadensis), which is a common weed.

Definition of Horseweed

1. Noun. Any of various flowering plants of the genus ''Conyza''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Horseweed

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Medical Definition of Horseweed

1. A composite plant (Erigeron Canadensis), which is a common weed. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Horseweed

horseshoes
horseshow
horseskin
horseskins
horsetail
horsetail family
horsetail lichen
horsetail milkweed
horsetails
horsetrade
horsetrader
horsetraders
horsetrading
horseway
horseways
horseweed (current term)
horseweeds
horsewhip
horsewhipped
horsewhipper
horsewhippers
horsewhipping
horsewhippings
horsewhips
horsewoman
horsewomanship
horsewomen
horsewood
horsewoods
horseworm

Literary usage of Horseweed

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1. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1890)
"horseweed is a native of the United States, and is distributed throughout the country east of and extending somewhat into the Great Plains. ..."

2. Nature Sketches in Temperate America: A Series of Sketches and a Popular by Joseph Lane Hancock (1911)
"For instance, on September thirtieth, I visited the horseweed patch which furnished the theme of the above remarks, to find that many of the weeds, ..."

3. Living Plants and Their Properties: A Collection of Essays by Joseph Charles Arthur, Daniel Trembly MacDougal (1898)
"When mowed, the top that is cut off dies as soon as ragweed, cocklebur, horseweed or thistles do; it possesses none of the live-for-ever quality of purslane ..."

4. Our Country Home: How We Transformed a Wisconsin Woodland by Frances Kinsley Hutchinson (1908)
"... not only of every scrap of earth left bare for five minutes, but also of the planted spaces, choking everything in its way. The second, horseweed, is ..."

5. The Minnesota Horticulturist by Minnesota State Horticultural Society (1887)
"Erigeron Canadensis, L. horseweed. In fields and waste places. ... The Tall Daisy and horseweed are extensively naturalized in Europe. (Ratzeburg, etc. ..."

6. Farm Friends and Farm Foes: A Text-book of Agricultural Science by Clarence Moores Weed (1910)
"As in the case of the horseweed, to which the Ragweed is closely related, ... In the Middle West, the Giant Ragweed or horseweed is one of the most abundant ..."

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