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Any of various plants that have flowers or foliage with an unpleasant odor.


1. (Plants) Also called: wall mustard a plant, Diplotaxis muralis, naturalized in Britain and S and central Europe, having pale yellow flowers, cylindrical seed pods, and a disagreeable smell when bruised: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
2. (Plants) any of various other ill-smelling plants, such as mayweed



any of various rank-smelling plants, as the jimson weed.
[1745–55, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stinkweed - foetid Eurasian weed having round flat podsstinkweed - foetid Eurasian weed having round flat pods; naturalized throughout North America
genus Thlaspi, Thlaspi - herbs of temperate regions: pennycress
pennycress - any of several plants of the genus Thlaspi
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Datura[11]--Other names include devil's trumpet, angel's trumpet, devil's weed, stinkweed, locoweed, and hell's bells.
To her, the tag "robo-advisor" has the whiff of stinkweed on a humid July day in New York City.
She Dwelt among Ungoldy Ways (after "She Dwelt among Untrodden Ways" by William Wordsworth) She dwelt among ungodly ways Without a bar of Dove Or any other soap, and thus She had no one to love; A stinkweed by a mossy stone Half hidden from the nose