char·​lock ˈchär-ˌläk How to pronounce charlock (audio)
: an Old World mustard (Brassica kaber synonym Sinapis arvensis) that is a common weed in grain fields

called also wild mustard

Word History


Middle English cherlok, from Old English cerlic

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of charlock was before the 12th century

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“Charlock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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