t. weed

Weed

[weed]
noun
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weed1 (wiːd)
 
n
1.  any plant that grows wild and profusely, esp one that grows among cultivated plants, depriving them of space, food, etc
2.  slang
 a.  the weed tobacco
 b.  marijuana
3.  informal a thin or unprepossessing person
4.  an inferior horse, esp one showing signs of weakness of constitution
 
vb
5.  to remove (useless or troublesome plants) from (a garden, etc)
 
[Old English weod; related to Old Saxon wiod, Old High German wiota fern]
 
'weeder1
 
n
 
'weedless1
 
adj
 
'weedlike1
 
adj

weed2 (wiːd)
 
n
rare See also weeds a black crepe band worn to indicate mourning
 
[Old English wǣd, wēd; related to Old Saxon wād, Old High German wāt, Old Norse vāth]

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weed
"plant not valued for use or beauty," O.E. weod, uueod "grass, herb, weed," from P.Gmc. *weud- (cf. O.S. wiod, E.Fris. wiud), of unknown origin. Meaning "tobacco" is from 1606; that of "marijuana" is from 1920s. The verb meaning "to clear the ground of weeds" is late O.E. weodian.
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