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smartweed

[smahrt-weed] /ˈsmɑrtˌwid/
noun
1.
any of several weeds of the genus Polygonum, having a smarting, acrid juice.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; smart + weed1
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  • Too many others can justifiably go by the clan's common names, knotweed or smartweed.
  • The marshes are drained in spring and summer to promote growth of vegetation such as wild millet, sedges, and smartweed.

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