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witchweed

[wich-weed] /ˈwɪtʃˌwid/
noun
1.
an Old World parasitic plant of the genus Striga, introduced into the southern U.S.: a serious pest of corn and other grass crops.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; witch + weed1
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British Dictionary definitions for witch weed

witchweed

/ˈwɪtʃˌwiːd/
noun
1.
any of several scrophulariaceous plants of the genus Striga, esp S. hermonthica, that are serious pests of grain crops in parts of Africa and Asia
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witchweed

any plant of the genus Striga in the family Orobanchaceae, including about 40 species of the Old World tropics and one species introduced into the southeastern United States. About 10 species are destructive as parasites on such crops as corn (maize), sorghum, rice, sugarcane, and tobacco.

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