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A weedy North American annual plant (Conyza canadensis) in the composite family, having a tall erect stem, narrow leaves, and numerous small whitish flower heads grouped in panicles. Also called mare's tail.
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(Plants) the US name for Canadian fleabane. See fleabane3
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a North American composite weed, Erigeron canadensis, having narrow hairy leaves and clusters of very small greenish flowers.
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An annual common throughout North America. It grows as high as six feet and during the Depression years of the 1930s was sometimes pulled up and fed to livestock.
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|Noun||1.||horseweed - erect perennial strong-scented with serrate pointed leaves and a loose panicle of yellowish flowers; the eastern United States|
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.||horseweed - common North American weed with linear leaves and small discoid heads of yellowish flowers; widely naturalized throughout temperate regions; sometimes placed in genus Erigeron|
weed - any plant that crowds out cultivated plants
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