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

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Better yet, use a weeder to dig out weeds if that’s feasible. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Mow short, mulch, fertilize: Strategies for a good-looking lawn," 5 June 2018 Twenty-three acres of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir grapevines lace a landscape roamed by sheep that do double duty as cheese suppliers and weeders of the vineyard floor. Jody Rosen, Smithsonian, "This Secret Corner of California Is a Paradise for Lovers of Great Food and Top-Notch Wines," 14 June 2018 The little ones can be pulled with a weeder, the larger ones will need to be dug to get all the roots. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "Birch buds are finally open. It’s time to harden off your plants.," 10 May 2018 Midwest Pesticide Action Center, a nonprofit organization that aims to reduce the environmental and health effects of pesticides by promoting safer alternatives, will provide standing or ground weeders for teams to use in removing the dandelions. Erin Hegarty, Naperville Sun, "Dandelion pull at Knoch Park to reward volunteers who uproot the most weeds," 7 May 2018 Those parents are more difficult to remove, even with the brilliant work of the cobra head weeders. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Save yourself some work in your garden and with your lawn this year | Idaho Statesman," 2 May 2018 When space is limited, a weeder will work better and do less damage to surrounding plants. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Has grass invaded your garden beds?," 7 Aug. 2017 Use a type of weeder or hoe that skims below the soil surface, slicing weeds off at the roots, but doesn't turn over lots of soil. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, "10 tactics to beat back weeds," 12 June 2017 Use a weeder with a forked end or a trowel to help get the roots out. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Grass invading your perennials? Pull with persistence, or apply herbicide," 26 May 2017

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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