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 (chär′lək, -lŏk′)
An annual weed (Sinapis arvensis) in the mustard family, native to Eurasia and naturalized in North America, having racemes of yellow flowers and hairy stems and foliage. Also called wild mustard.

[Middle English cherlok, from Old English cerlic.]


1. (Plants) Also called: wild mustard a weedy Eurasian plant, Sinapis arvensis (or Brassica kaber), with hairy stems and foliage and yellow flowers: family: Brassicaceae (crucifers)
2. (Plants) white charlock Also called: wild radish or runch a related plant, Raphanus raphanistrum, with yellow, mauve, or white flowers and podlike fruits
[Old English cerlic, of obscure origin]


(ˈtʃɑr lək, -lɒk)

a wild mustard, Brassica kaber, having lobed, ovate leaves and clusters of small yellow flowers: a weed in grain fields.
[before 1000; Middle English cherlok, Old English cerlic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.charlock - weedy Eurasian plant often a pest in grain fieldscharlock - weedy Eurasian plant often a pest in grain fields
mustard - any of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica
References in classic literature ?
One species of charlock will supplant another, and so in other cases.
On the positive side, pigeons also eat pernicious seeds such as charlock, goosegrass, chickweed and dock seeds, and sparrows a multitude of insects.
Anthony McDougall, 19, of Charlock, Coulby Newham, given a 12-month community order with 40 hours' unpaid work and supervision requirements and ordered to pay PS145 costs for theft.
The court heard that broadleaved weeds such as fat-hen, wild oats and charlock overwhelmed the beet crop, leading to a yield that was just 20% of what was reasonably expected.
Wheeler; Charlock, Wild Mustard; Roadside field (dump); C = 0; BSUH 17712.
Rastgoo [25] concluded that increase of density of Charlock "Sinapsis arvensis" does not have significant effect in harvest index of wheat.
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foot-rot will-wilt green-sick nasella-clump charlock.
Mae'r mwstard gwyllt (Sinapsis arvensis; charlock neu wild mustard) yn gyffredin iawn ar dir sydd wedi'i droi ac mae ganddo glystyrau tal o flodau melyn.
fields of aster, charlock, and agoseris appear soothing and odorless.
The superweed appears to be a hybrid of a wild local plant, charlock (Sinapsis arvensis) with GM oilseed rape.
In addition, recent UK Government research has reported the discovery of the first genetically modified 'superweed' - the result of GM oilseed rape cross-breeding with the common weed charlock in the UK farm scale trials.