Definition of Pigweed

1. Noun. Common weedy European plant introduced into North America; often used as a potherb.




2. Noun. Leaves sometimes used as potherbs; seeds used as cereal; southern United States to Central America; India and China.
Exact synonyms: Amaranthus Hypochondriacus
Generic synonyms: Amaranth

3. Noun. Leaves collected from the wild.
Exact synonyms: Lamb's-quarter, Wild Spinach
Generic synonyms: Green, Greens, Leafy Vegetable
Group relationships: Chenopodium Album, Lamb's-quarters, Wild Spinach

Definition of Pigweed

1. n. A name of several annual weeds. See Goosefoot, and Lamb's- quarters.

Definition of Pigweed

1. Noun. Any of various weedy plants sometimes used as pig fodder: ''Amaranthus'', ''Chenopodium album'', and ''Portulaca''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pigweed

1. a weedy plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pigweed

1. A name of several annual weeds. See Goosefoot, and Lamb's-quarters. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pigweed

pigsticked
pigsticker
pigstickers
pigsticking
pigsticks
pigsties
pigsty
pigswill
pigswills
pigtail
pigtail catheter
pigtailed
pigtails
pigwash
pigwashes
pigweed (current term)
pigweeds
pigwidgeon
pihoihoi
piing
pika
pikachurin
pikake
pikakes
pikas
pike
pike-devant
pike-perch
pike-perches
pike perch

Literary usage of Pigweed

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1. Successful Farming; a Ready Reference on All Phases of Agriculture for by Frank Duane Gardner (1916)
"pigweed.—pigweed is an annual and is commonly found growing in cultivated ... The pigweed has a long, fleshy, red taproot. The main stem is erect, stout, ..."

2. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"Habitat.—Introduced from Tropical America; common southward, in waste places. Chenopodium album Linne.— pigweed, Lamb-s Quarters. Description. ..."

3. The Indiana Weed Book by Willis Stanley Blatchley (1912)
"The utricle is an achene with a thin loose outer covering, as seen in pigweed, lamb's quarters, etc. The caryopsis or grain is a dry indehiscent fruit in ..."

4. Class Book of Botany: Being Outlines of the Structure, Physiology and by Alphonso Wood (1861)
"Ambrosia (pigweed). 13. Staminate head enlarged. 19. Pistillate Involucre enlarged. ... pigweed ..."

5. The Birds of New Jersey by Charles Anthony Shriner (1896)
"... frequently seen in large flocks, especially along the coast. They spend the warm weather in the north. They feed on the seeds of weeds, such as pigweed, ..."

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