chickweed


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chick·weed

 (chĭk′wēd′)
n.
Any of various herbs of the genera Cerastium and Stellaria of the pink family, especially S. media, a cosmopolitan weed having small white flowers with deeply notched petals.

[So called because it is eaten by chickens.]

chickweed

(ˈtʃɪkˌwiːd)
n
1. (Plants) any of various caryophyllaceous plants of the genus Stellaria, esp S. media, a common garden weed with small white flowers
2. (Plants) mouse-ear chickweed any of various similar and related plants of the genus Cerastium

chick•weed

(ˈtʃɪkˌwid)

n.
any of various plants of the genera Stellaria and Cerastium, of the pink family, as S. media, a common Old World weed whose leaves and seeds are relished by birds.
[1325–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chickweed - any of various plants of the genus Stellariachickweed - any of various plants of the genus Stellaria
genus Stellaria, Stellaria - common chickweed; stitchwort
common chickweed, Stellaria media - a common low-growing annual garden weed with small white flowers; cosmopolitan; so-called because it is eaten by chickens
greater stitchwort, starwort, Stellaria holostea, stitchwort - low-growing north temperate herb having small white star-shaped flowers; named for its alleged ability to ease sharp pains in the side
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
2.chickweed - any of various plants related to the common chickweedchickweed - any of various plants related to the common chickweed
Cerastium, genus Cerastium - mouse-eared chickweed
Cerastium arvense, field chickweed, field mouse-ear - densely tufted perennial chickweed of north temperate zone
Cerastium tomentosum, love-in-a-mist, snow-in-summer - chickweed with hairy silver-grey leaves and rather large white flowers
Alpine mouse-ear, Arctic mouse-ear, Cerastium alpinum - widespread in the Arctic and on mountains in Europe
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Translations
ptačinec
mouron blanc
hoornbloemmuur

chickweed

[ˈtʃɪkwiːd] Npamplina f

chickweed

[ˈtʃɪkwiːd] nmouron m des oiseaux

chickweed

[ˈtʃɪkˌwiːd] n (Bot) → centonchio

chickweed

n (bot) pamplina, alsine m
References in classic literature ?
Blathers; 'that was done by Conkey Chickweed, that was.'
This here Conkey Chickweed, miss, kept a public-house over Battlebridge way, and he had a cellar, where a good many young lords went to see cock-fighting, and badger-drawing, and that; and a wery intellectural manner the sports was conducted in, for I've seen
Chickweed, licensed witler, appeared in the Gazette among the other bankrupts; and all manner of benefits and subscriptions, and I don't know what all, was got up for the poor man, who was in a wery low state of mind about his loss, and went up and down the streets, for three or four days, a pulling his hair off in such a desperate manner that many people was afraid he might be going to make away with himself.
But, one morning, he walked into the bar, and taking out his snuffbox, says "Chickweed, I've found out who done this here robbery." "Have you?" said Chickweed.
Beth had old-fashioned fragrant flowers in her garden, sweet peas and mignonette, larkspur, pinks, pansies, and southernwood, with chickweed for the birds and catnip for the pussies.
Pick young shepherd's purse, chickweed and dandelion leaves to use in salads.
I was tugging chickweed in early May, only to find the emergence of galinsoga.
The whole aspect of the plant is delicate; Chickweed is easily set back by heavy rainfall.
Organic produce can be grown, school children can be healthily engaged, and the harvest can be used byA local upscale restaurateurs to enhance such creations as Zooey Bechamel pizza and chickweed salad withA "lemon zest, gouda, and blueberries."
It is also home to upright chickweed, shepherd's cress and greater broomrap.
IN the quiet of rising dawn, when you could have heard an owl blink, I was sitting like stone - watching pulsing ripples under the chickweed in our pond, where baby frogs, tinier than flies, harden their muscles by kicking against the broody water.