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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

noun milk·weed \ˈmilk-ˌwēd\   (Medical Dictionary)

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
May 30, 2015
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