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pig·weed

 (pĭg′wēd′)
n.
1. See goosefoot.
2. See amaranth.

pigweed

(ˈpɪɡˌwiːd)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: redroot any of several coarse North American amaranthaceous weeds of the genus Amaranthus, esp A. retroflexus, having hairy leaves and green flowers
2. (Plants) a US name for fat hen

Pigweed

An annual that grows along fence rows, at the end of crop rows, and on other wasteland. The redroot variety may grow several feet tall and, during the Depression years of the 1930s, was sometimes pulled up as feed for livestock. Depending on the mineral content of the soil, the pigweed may be poisonous to cattle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pigweed - common weedy European plant introduced into North Americapigweed - common weedy European plant introduced into North America; often used as a potherb
lamb's-quarter, pigweed, wild spinach - leaves collected from the wild
wild spinach - leafy greens collected from the wild and used as a substitute for spinach
goosefoot - any of various weeds of the genus Chenopodium having small greenish flowers
2.pigweed - leaves sometimes used as potherbs; seeds used as cereal; southern United States to Central America; India and China
amaranth - any of various plants of the genus Amaranthus having dense plumes of green or red flowers; often cultivated for food
3.pigweed - leaves collected from the wild
greens, leafy vegetable, green - any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables
Chenopodium album, lamb's-quarters, pigweed, wild spinach - common weedy European plant introduced into North America; often used as a potherb
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