hog weed

hogweed

[hawg-weed, hog-]
noun
1.
any coarse weed with composite flower heads, especially the cow parsnip.

Origin:
1700–10; hog + weed1

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hogweed (ˈhɒɡˌwiːd)
 
n
See also giant hogweed any of several coarse weedy umbelliferous plants, esp cow parsnip

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hogweed
1707, from hog + weed, used in different places of various plants eaten by hogs or deemed fit only for them.
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