ironweed

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noun iron·weed \ˈī(-ə)rn-ˌwēd\

Definition of ironweed

  1. :  any of a genus (Vernonia) of mostly weedy composite plants usually having alternate leaves and perfect red, purple, or white tubular flowers in terminal cymose heads

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1819


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