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Any of various plants that have flowers or foliage with an unpleasant odor.
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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
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any of various rank-smelling plants, as the jimson weed.
[1745–55, Amer.]
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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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Eradication of invasive and nuisance plant species: The site was overgrown with invasive species of perennial shrubs and trees including Asian bush honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii (Rupr.) Maxim.), multiflora rose (Rosa multi-flora Thunb.), stinkweed (Thlaspi arvense L.), Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima (Mill.) Swingle), Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila L.), cottonwood (Populus deltoides Marshall), poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans (L.) Kuntze), among others.
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(207) The industry has also repeatedly disclaimed any responsibility for local illnesses believed to be RUP-related, suggesting local "stinkweed," might be responsible.
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!
Syngenta claims the odor was from stinkweed from a field they were clearing; few locals buy that explanation.