Strangle-weed

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Strangle-weed the dodder, the broom-rape
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. estrangler (Fr. étrangler)—L. strangulāre, -ātum—Gr. strangaloein, to strangle, strangos, twisted.

Usage

In poetry:

Let others freeze with angling reeds,
And cut their legs with shells and weeds,
Or treacherously poor fish beset
With strangling snare or windowy net.
"The Bait" by John Donne