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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There are homemade potato chips freckled with nutritional yeast; a vivid herb salad loaded with red orach, chickweed and oxalis flowers; and a statement on the brief menu declaring that all of the ingredients except the cheese are local and organic.
The wildflower blooms in May, mixed in with white chickweed and purple violets, New Jersey’s state flower.
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