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milkweed

noun milk·weed \ˈmilk-ˌwēd\

: a type of North American plant that has white juice

Full Definition of MILKWEED

:  any of various plants that secrete latex; especially :  any of a genus (Asclepias of the family Asclepiadaceae, the milkweed family) of erect chiefly perennial herbs with milky juice and umbellate flowers
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First Known Use of MILKWEED

circa 1592
MILKWEED Defined for Kids

milkweed

noun milk·weed \ˈmilk-ˌwēd\

Definition of MILKWEED for Kids

:  a plant with milky juice and clusters of flowers
Medical Dictionary

milkweed

noun milk·weed \ˈmilk-ˌwēd\

Medical Definition of MILKWEED

:  any of various plants that secrete latex; especially :  any plant of the genus Asclepias (family Asclepiadaceae, the milkweed family) including several whose dried roots were formerly used medicinally
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