Definition of povertyweed
: any of various weedy plants growing especially on poor soils: such as
a : cowwheat
b : spurry
c : a troublesome aromatic weed (Iva axillaris) found especially in alkali regions of the western U.S.
f : any of several annual herbs of the genus Monolepis, family Chenopodiaceae especially : a weed (M. nuttalliana) of the western U.S. with fleshy stems, slender-petioled narrow leaves, and small flowers in clusters in the upper axils
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