smart·​weed ˈsmärt-ˌwēd How to pronounce smartweed (audio)
: 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, 20 Nov. 2020 Vegetation like Pennsylvania smartweed, wild barnyard grass, and nutsedge draw ducks. Joe Arterburn, Outdoor Life, 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, 5 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1787, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of smartweed was circa 1787

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“Smartweed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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