Definition of Polecat weed
1. Noun. Deciduous perennial low-growing fetid swamp plant of eastern North America having minute flowers enclosed in a mottled greenish or purple cowl-shaped spathe.
Group relationships: Genus Symplocarpus, Symplocarpus
Generic synonyms: Bog Plant, Marsh Plant, Swamp Plant
Lexicographical Neighbors of Polecat Weed
Literary usage of Polecat weed
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1905)
"... most apparent when the plant is bruised, and which has given rise to the several names of Skunk-cabbage, Skunk-weed, Polecat-weed, and Meadow-cabbage. ..."
2. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"... and eastern US Skunk Cabbage, Skunk-weed, Polecat-weed, Meadow Cabbage, Swamp Cabbage, Collard, Fetid Hellebore, Stinking Poke, Pock-weed; Ger. ..."