chick-weed

chickweed

[chik-weed]
noun
1.
any plant of the genus Stellaria, of the pink family, as S. media, a common Old World weed whose leaves and seeds are relished by birds.
2.
any of various allied plants.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English chiken wede. See chick, weed1

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chickweed (ˈtʃɪkˌwiːd)
 
n
1.  any of various caryophyllaceous plants of the genus Stellaria, esp S. media, a common garden weed with small white flowers
2.  mouse-ear chickweed any of various similar and related plants of the genus Cerastium

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