marsh elder

noun

Definition of marsh elder

: any of a genus (Iva) of coarse shrubby composite plants of moist areas in eastern and central North America

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These include erect knotweed (not to be confused with its invasive cousin, Asian knotweed), goosefoot, little barley, marsh elder, and maygrass. Annalee Newitz, Ars Technica, "Hunting for the ancient lost farms of North America," 26 Jan. 2018

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1848, in the meaning defined above

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