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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.
Raven had orchestrated Poppy's removal at birth betraying her own sister Charlock in the process as she wanted her own daughter Sorrel to take the throne.
Growers north of Dubbo need to be on the lookout for Group I resistance developing in sowthistle and fleabane as well as brassica species such as turnip weed (Rapistrum rugosum), charlock (Sinapis arvensis) and African turnip weed (Sisymbrium thellungii).
Chester, of Charlock, Coulby Newham, was given a four-month jail sentence suspended for 12 months and six penalty points after she pleaded guilty to doing a series of acts tending to pervert the course of public justice between December 8 last year and July 7, and also to driving without insurance on December 9 last year.
On the positive side, pigeons also eat pernicious seeds such as charlock, goosegrass, chickweed and dock seeds, and sparrows a multitude of insects.
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.
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.
This report briefly summarises the experience in application of fertilizable soils, power plant stabilizer, power plant ash and aerial sowing of charlock.
fields of aster, charlock, and agoseris appear soothing and odorless.