weed·​er | \ ˈwē-dər How to pronounce weeder (audio) \

Definition of weeder

: one that weeds specifically : any of various devices for removing weeds from an area

Examples of weeder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another handy tool is the dandelion digger (also known as a weeder, cultivator or asparagus knife). oregonlive, "Fighting off invasive weeds in Oregon requires multiple strategies," 11 Aug. 2020 In addition to two cedar planter boxes, this set also comes with a tote bag full of gardening supplies, including a trowel shovel, rake hoe, weeder, transplanter, cultivator, pruning shears, watering spray bottle, and gloves. Madeline Diamond, Travel + Leisure, "How to Start a Vegetable Garden at Home, Just in Time for Earth Day," 21 Apr. 2020 Invest in a good hula hoe or diamond hoe weeder to slice weeds at their base, leaving their roots to decompose and feed the soil. Los Angeles Times, "DIY: Plant a victory garden now and grow your own groceries," 16 Apr. 2020 These weeders may be restricted for obvious reasons in areas of the country prone to wild fires. Washington Post, "Whether or not Roundup is safe, the gardener has better options," 18 Sep. 2019 These hoes are relative newcomers to the garden scene, and include the scuffle hoe, colinear hoe, diamond hoe and — one of my favorites — the winged weeder. Washington Post, "Gardeners, let’s praise the hoe," 16 July 2019 The cultivator turned the soil, while the weeder yanked out deep, troublesome roots. Sunset, "Night Gardening, Easy Squeezing, and 6 Other Gardening Ideas That Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of weeder

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Weeder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weeder. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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