• WordNet 3.6
    • n pigweed leaves collected from the wild
    • n pigweed leaves sometimes used as potherbs; seeds used as cereal; southern United States to Central America; India and China
    • n pigweed common weedy European plant introduced into North America; often used as a potherb
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pigweed (Bot) A name of several annual weeds. See Goosefoot, and Lamb's-quarters.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pigweed A plant, one of the goosefoots, Chenopodium album, also called lamb's-quarters and baconweed. It is sometimes used as a pot-herb. The name extends more or less to other species of the genus.
    • n pigweed The green amaranth, Amarantus retroflexus, a common weed around sties and barn-yards.
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In literature:

Raw they ate thistle tops, pigweed, and crowfoot, with great relish.
"The Euahlayi Tribe" by K. Langloh Parker
Quinoa is another species of pigweed.
"Inca Land" by Hiram Bingham
Pigweed: Portulaca, or the native purslane, a creeping annual of a reddish-green colour and an excellent vegetable.
"Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria" by William Landsborough
The grass waved to their stirrups, and the pigweed stood rank up to the very door.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Boys aren't like pigweed, you know.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
First, I picked the pigweed and tansy, or how could she have made the cheese?
"Aunt Madge's Story" by Sophie May
How pigweeds get about .
"Seed Dispersal" by William J. Beal
Amaranthus retroflexus, Rough pigweed.
"Seeds of Michigan Weeds" by W. J. (William James) Beal
A pigweed, and a month from now it would be waist high to you.
"The Black Fawn" by James Arthur Kjelgaard

In news:

In some fields with "scattered" pigweed plants, the control was considered good.
Soybean farmers know Palmer amaranth by different names, including pigweed and carelessweed.
I, like many of you, have watched as pigweeds have slowly re-infested many soybean fields that started off clean this year.
Three or four things will occur over the next few years that'll help farmers in their continuing battle to control resistant pigweed .
Veteran weed scientist Ford Balwin says that unless Arkansas farmers make some dramatic changes, pigweed will take over their fields.
Several years ago, pigweed found the weakness and breached the defense that Georgia cotton growers used to control it.
Glyphosate resistant pigweed currently may be attracting more attention, but to an increasing number of wheat growers, herbicide resistant ryegrass poses an equally disturbing dilemma.
And head-high pigweed offers examples of what can happen to corn and soybeans fields if the yield-punishing plants aren't controlled early.
"We have a critical issue arising, in that common water hempin Central and Southeast Texas and Palmer amaranth pigweed in the High Plains have started showing signs of resistance to glyphosate herbicides ," Baumann said.
In battle against resistant pigweed.
The problem especially has been devastating in the southern United States, where Roundup- resistant pigweed is choking out cotton.
The problem especially has been devastating in the southern United States, where Roundup-resistant pigweed is choking out cotton.
Georgia has the world's first population of Palmer amaranth commonly known as pigweed resistant to glyphosate.
Arkansas Grower Malcolm Haigwood holds up a specimen of glyphosate-resistant pigweed found in one of his fields.
You never know when you might find yourself pulling pigweed, poison ivy or other noxious plants.