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bitterweed

(ˈbɪtəˌwiːd)
n
(Plants) any of various plants that contain a bitter-tasting substance
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Noun1.bitterweed - widespread European weed with spiny tongue-shaped leaves and yellow flowersbitterweed - widespread European weed with spiny tongue-shaped leaves and yellow flowers; naturalized in United States
genus Picris, Picris - genus of weedy Old World yellow-flowered herbs usually containing a bitter-tasting substance: bitterweed
weed - any plant that crowds out cultivated plants
2.bitterweed - any of numerous chiefly North American weedy plants constituting the genus Ambrosia that produce highly allergenic pollen responsible for much hay fever and asthmabitterweed - any of numerous chiefly North American weedy plants constituting the genus Ambrosia that produce highly allergenic pollen responsible for much hay fever and asthma
genus Ambrosia - comprising the ragweeds; in some classification considered the type genus of a separate family Ambrosiaceae
Ambrosia artemisiifolia, common ragweed - annual weed with finely divided foliage and spikes of green flowers; common in North America; introduced elsewhere accidentally
Ambrosia trifida, great ragweed - a coarse annual with some leaves deeply and palmately three-cleft or five-cleft
Ambrosia psilostachya, perennial ragweed, western ragweed - coarse perennial ragweed with creeping roots of dry barren lands of southwestern United States and Mexico
weed - any plant that crowds out cultivated plants
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Of the numerous types of weeds that have prospered this summer, ragweed, also known as hogweed, bitterweed, blackweed and hay-fever weed, appears everywhere.
While the last page of the Avon edition of Thomas Hal Phillips's The Bitterweed Path (Rinehart Press, 1950) recommended novels by Christopher Isherwood and Truman Capote the last page of later editions of Isherwood's Mr.
Past fallowed fields of bitterweed, soybeans, and plump cotton stands turned golden from the setting autumn sun, travelers arrive in the heart of Coahoma County on a two-lane blacktop road.