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mayweed

[mey-weed] /ˈmeɪˌwid/
noun
1.
a composite plant, Anthemis cotula, native to Europe and Asia but naturalized in North America, having pungent, rank-smelling foliage and flower heads with a yellow disk and white rays.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; obsolete mayth mayweed (Middle English maithe, Old English mægtha) + weed1
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mayweed

/ˈmeɪˌwiːd/
noun
1.
Also called dog fennel, stinking mayweed. a widespread Eurasian weedy plant, Anthemis cotula, having evil-smelling leaves and daisy-like flower heads: family Asteraceae (composites)
2.
scentless mayweed, a similar and related plant, Matricaria maritima, with scentless leaves
Word Origin
C16: changed from Old English mægtha mayweed + weed1
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