clearweed

clearweed

[kleer-weed]
noun
a plant, Pilea pumila, of the nettle family, having drooping, green flower clusters and smooth stems.
Also called richweed.


Origin:
1815–25, Americanism; clear + weed1; so called from its translucent leaves and stems

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clearweed

noun
a plants of the genus Pilea having drooping green flower clusters and smooth translucent stems and leaves [syn: richweed
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