horseweed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n horseweed common North American weed with linear leaves and small discoid heads of yellowish flowers; widely naturalized throughout temperate regions; sometimes placed in genus Erigeron
    • n horseweed erect perennial strong-scented with serrate pointed leaves and a loose panicle of yellowish flowers; the eastern United States
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Horseweed (Bot) A composite plant (Erigeron Canadensis), which is a common weed.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n horseweed A composite plant, Erigeron Canadense, a troublesome American weed. This is one of the few American weeds that have become extensively naturalized in other parts of the world.
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Usage

In literature:

He came out upon the road slowly and stopped there, switching his legs absently with the stalk of a horseweed.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
He came out upon the road slowly and stopped there, switching his legs absently with the stalk of a horseweed.
"Kentucky in American Letters, v. 2 of 2" by John Wilson Townsend
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In news:

North Carolina State University Weed Scientist Wes Everman says he has gotten more calls about difficult to manage horseweeds this year than he has gotten concerning Palmer amaranth.
Once again, horseweed is rampant in a lot of row crop fields across the Delta this spring.
In some situations, horseweed survived low doses of 2,4-D.
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