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.




Lexicographical Neighbors of Polecat Weed

pole position
pole positions
pole star
pole stars
pole vault
pole vaulter
pole vaulting
polearm
polearms
poleax
poleaxe
poleaxed
poleaxes
poleaxing
polecat
polecat weed (current term)
polecats
poled
poledavies
poledavy
polehole
poleis
poleless
polelike
polemarch
polemarches
polemic
polemical
polemicall
polemically

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. ..."

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