hogweed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hogweed tall coarse plant having thick stems and cluster of white to purple flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hogweed (Bot) A common weed (Ambrosia artemisiƦge). See Ambrosia, 3.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hogweed One of several plants, as Heracleum Sphondylium, Polygonum aviculare, and Ambrosia artemisiæfolia. The poisonous hogweed is Aristolochia grandiflora of the West Indies.
    • n hogweed In the West Indies, any one of several plants of the genus Boerhaavia, especially B. erecta, which is much relished by hogs.
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Usage

In literature:

Hogweed an' May apples was de bes' things I knowed of.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
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In news:

Beware the giant hogweed .
Have you seen any Hogweed in your neighborhood.
Brendan Querion wades into a stand of Giant Hogweed .
The Cornell Cooperative Extension says that while Giant Hogweed is in Oneida County, there are many more prevalent plants like Queen Anne's Lace and Wild Parsnip blooming that look similar to it, but are not actually Giant Hogweed .
The Cornell Cooperative Extension says that while Giant Hogweed is in Oneida County, there are many more prevalent plants like Queen Anne's Lace and Wild Parsnip blooming that look similar to it, but are not actually Giant Hogweed.
Beware the giant hogweed.
They called experts at MSU, who needed hazmat gear to dispose of the 10 foot tall hogweed, with leaves as big as five feet, covered in little hairs of toxic sap.
Giant Hogweed is a plant invader that threatens people as much as ecoystems.
But now, scientists, environmentalists and farmers are battling a nasty invasive plant from Eurasia called giant hogweed.
The Return of the Giant Hogweed.
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