hen·​bit ˈhen-ˌbit How to pronounce henbit (audio)
: a Eurasian herb (Lamium amplexicaule) of the mint family that has small scalloped leaves and purplish flowers and is naturalized in North America

Examples of henbit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the foraging website Eat the Planet, henbit is a member of the mint family that doesn’t taste minty — it’s described as sweet and peppery, and can be eaten raw or cooked. Stefene Russell, The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Oct. 2022 On a recent work trip, he was thrilled to find a patch of henbit growing at the edge of a parking lot. Stefene Russell, The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Oct. 2022 Rescue grass, bedstraw, dandelions, thistle, henbit and annual bluegrass are common. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 22 Apr. 2022 Still lush and green are the sustainable winter lawns made up of rescue grass, annual blue grass, henbit and other weeds. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 19 Mar. 2021 But the recent rains have spurred annual bluegrass, rescue grass, henbit and chickweed into an attractive new groundcover. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 5 Feb. 2021 Dimension and Amaze are designed for weedy grasses but do a good job on such broadleaf weeds as henbit and chickweed. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, 10 Sep. 2020 If the weeds that cause the most problems are broadleafs like bedstraw and henbit, select a product that targets broadleaf weeds. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, 3 Sep. 2020 If the weather is cool, the product Weed- Free Zone works well as a contact herbicide to control henbit, chickweed, bedstraw and other broadleaf weeds on the lawn. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, 30 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of henbit was in 1597

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“Henbit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/henbit. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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