follow Dictionary.com

Why was "tantrum" trending last week?

charlock

[chahr-luh k] /ˈtʃɑr lək/
noun
1.
a wild mustard, Brassica kaber, having lobed, ovate leaves and clusters of small, yellow flowers, often troublesome as a weed in grainfields.
Origin of charlock
1000
before 1000; Middle English cherlok, Old English cerlic < ?
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for charlock

charlock

/ˈtʃɑːlɒk/
noun
1.
Also called wild mustard. a weedy Eurasian plant, Sinapis arvensis (or Brassica kaber), with hairy stems and foliage and yellow flowers: family: Brassicaceae (crucifers)
2.
white charlock Also called wild radish, runch (rʌntʃ). a related plant, Raphanus raphanistrum, with yellow, mauve, or white flowers and podlike fruits
Word Origin
Old English cerlic, of obscure origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for charlock

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for charlock

19
21
Scrabble Words With Friends