hen·​bit | \ ˈhen-ˌbit How to pronounce henbit (audio) \

Definition of henbit

: 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 This week in the garden To reduce or prevent the germination of winter weeds such as bedstraw, thistle, dandelion, beggar’s lice, rescue grass, henbit, and annual bluegrass apply a pre-emergent herbicide such as Dimension, Amaze, or XL now. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Yeah, it feels wrong, but it’s time to plant your winter vegetables," 30 Aug. 2019 This week in the garden Apply a pre-emergent herbicide such as Amaze or Dimension now to prevent winter weeds such as thistle, dandelion, bedstraw, henbit, rescue grass and annual bluegrass. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Fall blooms to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your San Antonio garden," 13 Sep. 2019 Tucker cooks a squirrel and wood sorrel roots with henbit and dandelion. New York Times, "A Novel of Kentucky Noir, So Humane It’s Bathed in Light," 23 May 2018 Another weed with blue flowers sometimes confused with henbit is Persian speedwell (Veronica persica). Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, "The Hoosier Gardener: Winter annual weeds ready to bloom, spread," 9 Mar. 2018 On the other hand, broadleafed weedkiller sprays containing 2,4-D will eliminate henbit, clover, dandelions and other non-grassy weeds. Courtney Ortega, star-telegram, "Here, answers to most-asked questions on rose rosette, ‘dead’ shrubs, pruning and more," 9 Feb. 2018 Make an additional pass over the lawn to control broadleafed weeds such as henbit, chickweed, dandelions and clover. Neil Sperry, star-telegram, "Burning questions about pests, weeds and more, as summer yields to fall," 5 Sep. 2017 Apply Gallery to prevent germination of clover, dandelions, henbit and chickweed. Neil Sperry, star-telegram, "Brave the heat for these critical gardening tasks for the second half of August," 8 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of henbit

1597, in the meaning defined above

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10 Dec 2019

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“Henbit.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/henbit?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=h&file=henbit01. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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