but·​ter·​weed ˈbə-tər-ˌwēd How to pronounce butterweed (audio)
: any of several plants having yellow flowers or smooth soft foliage: such as
: any of several North American senecios (such as Senecio glabellus)

Examples of butterweed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new islands are thick with black willows and, in spring, thigh-high butterweed topped with small yellow flowers. Fox News, 29 June 2021

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'butterweed.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of butterweed was in 1800

Dictionary Entries Near butterweed

Cite this Entry

“Butterweed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butterweed. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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