smartweed

noun
smart·​weed | \ ˈsmärt-ˌwēd How to pronounce smartweed (audio) \

Definition of smartweed

: any of various polygonums with strong acidic juice

Examples of smartweed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grasses and leaves of golden rod, chickweed, smartweed, leaves and shoots from woody plants like blackberry, raspberry, and multiflora rose. Tom Keer, Field & Stream, "Where to Take a Rabbit Super Slam," 20 Nov. 2020 Vegetation like Pennsylvania smartweed, wild barnyard grass, and nutsedge draw ducks. Joe Arterburn, Outdoor Life, "12 Rules for Decoying Ducks and Geese," 13 Dec. 2019 Whereas Perkins Tank is surrounded mostly by pine-oak woodlands, this pond swells with willows and aquatic plants including acres of water smartweed and emerald green marshes. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "Fun summer hikes in Arizona: These hidden little lakes attract wildlife, hikers and anglers," 5 July 2019

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First Known Use of smartweed

circa 1787, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of smartweed was circa 1787

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6 Dec 2020

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“Smartweed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smartweed. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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