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pigweed

[pig-weed] /ˈpɪgˌwid/
noun
1.
any goosefoot of the genus Chenopodium, especially C. album.
2.
any of certain amaranths, as Amaranthus retroflexus.
Origin of pigweed
1795-1805
1795-1805; pig1 + weed1
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British Dictionary definitions for pigweed

pigweed

/ˈpɪɡˌwiːd/
noun
1.
Also called redroot. any of several coarse North American amaranthaceous weeds of the genus Amaranthus, esp A. retroflexus, having hairy leaves and green flowers
2.
a US name for fat hen
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