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milkweed

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noun milk·weed \ˈmilk-ˌwēd\

Simple Definition of milkweed

  • : a type of North American plant that has white juice

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of milkweed

  1. :  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


MILKWEED Defined for Kids

milkweed

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noun milk·weed \ˈmilk-ˌwēd\

Definition of milkweed for Students

  1. :  a plant with milky juice and clusters of flowers




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milkweed

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noun milk·weed \ˈmilk-ˌwēd\

Medical Definition of milkweed

  1. :  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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