beggarweed

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noun beg·gar·weed \ˈbe-gər-ˌwēd\

Definition of beggarweed

  1. 1 :  any of various plants (such as knotgrass or dodder) that grow in waste ground

  2. 2 :  any of several tick trefoils (genus Desmodium); especially :  a West Indian forage plant (D. tortuosum) cultivated in the southern U.S.

First Known Use of beggarweed

1789

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