pig-weed

pigweed

[pig-weed]
noun
1.
any goosefoot of the genus Chenopodium, especially C. album.
2.
any of certain amaranths, as Amaranthus retroflexus.

Origin:
1795–1805; pig1 + weed1

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pigweed (ˈpɪɡˌwiːd)
 
n
1.  Also called: redroot any of several coarse North American amaranthaceous weeds of the genus Amaranthus, esp A. retroflexus, having hairy leaves and green flowers
2.  a US name for fat hen

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