hogweed

noun
hog·​weed | \ ˈhȯg-ˌwēd How to pronounce hogweed (audio) , ˈhäg- \
plural hogweeds

Definition of hogweed

1 : giant hogweed The noxious hogweed plant may just now be drawing public attention, but its Westfield origin dates back at least 30 years …— Ted LaBorde
2 : the Eurasian cow parsnip (Heracleum sphondylium)

First Known Use of hogweed

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Hogweed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hogweed. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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