bundweed

noun
bund·​weed | \ ˈbənˌ(d)wēd, ˈbu̇n- \

Definition of bundweed

dialectal, England
: any of various weedy plants (such as the knapweed, ragwort, scabious, or cow parsnip)

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for bundweed

alteration of earlier bunweed, from Middle English bunwed, perhaps from bune hollow stalk + wed, weed weed

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bundweed

Statistics for bundweed

Cite this Entry

“Bundweed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bundweed. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

Comments on bundweed

What made you want to look up bundweed? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!