Definition of povertyweed

  1. :  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. d :  pearly everlasting e :  buttonweed 1 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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a trip made at another's expense

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