chickweed

noun chick·weed \ -ˌwēd \
Updated on: 30 Nov 2017

Definition of chickweed

: any of various low-growing small-leaved weedy plants of the pink family (especially genera Cerastium and Stellaria); especially : a cosmopolitan weed (Stelleria media) naturalized in the U.S. from Eurasia

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14th century


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