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ragweed

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noun rag·weed \-ˌwēd\

Simple Definition of ragweed

  • : any one of a group of North American plants that release a lot of pollen into the air and that can cause allergic reactions in some people

Full Definition of ragweed

  1. :  any of various chiefly North American weedy composite herbs (genus Ambrosia) that produce highly allergenic pollen


RAGWEED Defined for Kids

ragweed

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noun rag·weed \ˈrag-ˌwēd\

Definition of ragweed

  1. :  a common weed with pollen that irritates the eyes and noses of some people




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ragweed

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noun rag·weed \ˈrag-ˌwēd\

Medical Definition of ragweed

  1. :  any of various chiefly North American weedy herbaceous plants comprising the genus Ambrosia and producing highly allergenic pollen responsible for much hay fever and asthma: asa:  an annual weed (A. artemisiifolia) with finely divided foliage that is common on open or cultivated ground in much of North Americab:  a coarse annual (A. trifida) with some or all of the leaves usually deeply and palmately 3-cleft or 5-cleft—called also great ragweed




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