stinkweed

noun
stink·weed | \ ˈstiŋk-ˌwēd \

Definition of stinkweed 

: any of various strong-scented or fetid plants: such as

a : pennycress

b : jimsonweed

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Rajit, who has his own idea, involving stinkweed, for improving the local rice crop, quickly becomes suspicious of Rice 9. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Basmati Blues': Film Review," 6 Feb. 2018 Camp shifted on Thursday from the river to studies of local plants: birch and willow, yarrow and Arctic cotton, fireweed and stinkweed. Lisa Demer, Alaska Dispatch News, "Camp aims to create homegrown scientists on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta," 21 July 2017

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First Known Use of stinkweed

1753, in the meaning defined above

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