bitter-weed

bitterweed

[bit-er-weed]
noun
1.
any of various plants containing a bitter principle, as those of the genus Picris.
2.
a sneezeweed, Helenium amarum.

Origin:
1810–20, Americanism; bitter + weed1

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bitterweed (ˈbɪtəˌwiːd)
 
n
any of various plants that contain a bitter-tasting substance

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