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bitterweed

[bit-er-weed] /ˈbɪt ərˌwid/
noun
1.
any of various plants containing a bitter principle, as those of the genus Picris.
2.
a sneezeweed, Helenium amarum.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20, Americanism; bitter + weed1
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  • bitterweed, however, produces honey that is soapy to the taste.
  • bitterweed is a yellow-flowered annual weed varying in height from a few cm up to a meter.
  • It has not become a problem in pastures, and it requires more moisture than the bitterweed, so it will not grow on droughty sites.
British Dictionary definitions for bitterweed

bitterweed

/ˈbɪtəˌwiːd/
noun
1.
any of various plants that contain a bitter-tasting substance
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