Weed is an every day term used in a variety of senses, usually to describe a plant considered undesirable within a certain context. The word—commonly applied to unwanted plants in human-controlled settings, such as farm fields, gardens, lawns, and parks—carries no botanical classification value, since a plant that is a weed in one context is not a weed when growing where it is wanted. Indeed, a number of plants that many consider weeds are often intentionally grown in gardens and other cultivated settings. Less commonly, the term is applied to any plant that grows and reproduces aggressively outside its native habitat. The term is occasionally used to ...

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  1. Any plant growing in cultivated ground to the injury of the crop or desired vegetation, or to the disfigurement of the place; an unsightly, useless, or injurious plant.
    If it isn't in a straight line or marked with a label, it's a weed.
  2. A species of plant considered harmful to the environment or regarded as a nuisance.
  3. Short for duckweed
  4. Marijuana.
  5. Tobacco.
  6. A cigar.
  7. A horse unfit to breed from.
  8. A puny person; one who has with little physical strength.
  9. A sudden illness or relapse, often attended with fever, which attacks women in childbed.
  10. Underbrush; low shrubs.
  11. Something unprofitable or troublesome; anything useless.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A garment or piece of clothing.
  2. Clothing collectively; clothes, dress.
  3. An article of dress worn in token of grief; a mourning garment or badge.
    He wore a weed on his hat.
  4. widow's weeds: female mourning apparel


  1. To remove unwanted vegetation from a cultivated area.
    I weeded my flower bed.

Verb (etymology 2)


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