pinweed

noun

pin·​weed ˈpin-ˌwēd How to pronounce pinweed (audio)
: any of a genus (Lechea) of herbs of the rockrose family with slender stems, many small leaves, and tiny flowers

Examples of pinweed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nearly half were seeds (439) were from pinweed (Erodium cicutarium), a pretty little purple wildflower. Christie Wilcox, Discover Magazine, 9 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pinweed was in 1814

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“Pinweed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pinweed. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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