weeds

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weed 1

 (wēd)
n.
1. A plant considered undesirable, unattractive, or troublesome, especially one that grows where it is not wanted and often grows or spreads fast or takes the place of desired plants.
2. An aquatic plant or alga, especially seaweed.
3. Something considered useless, detrimental, or worthless.
4. Slang
a. Tobacco.
b. A cigarette.
c. Marijuana.
v. weed·ed, weed·ing, weeds
v.tr.
1. To clear of weeds: weeded the flowerbeds.
2. To remove (weeds). Often used with out: weed out dandelions.
3. To eliminate as unsuitable or unwanted. Often used with out: weed out unqualified applicants.
v.intr.
To remove weeds.

[Middle English, from Old English wēod, herb, grass, weed.]

weed 2

 (wēd)
n.
1. A token of mourning, as a black band worn on a man's hat or sleeve.
2. weeds The black mourning clothes of a widow.
3. often weeds Archaic An article of clothing; a garment.

[Middle English wede, garment, from Old English wǣd.]

weeds

(wiːdz)
pl n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) Also called: widow's weeds a widow's black mourning clothes
2. (Clothing & Fashion) obsolete any clothing
[pl of weed2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.weeds - a black garment (dress) worn by a widow as a sign of mourningweeds - a black garment (dress) worn by a widow as a sign of mourning
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Translations

weeds

pl (= mourning clothes)Trauerkleider pl