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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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 Another handy tool is the dandelion digger (also known as a weeder, cultivator or asparagus knife). oregonlive.com, "Pull unsightly weeds as they pop or desired garden plants will suffer," 13 July 2019 Better to remove unwanted plants with a weeder or, as one of my regular correspondents advises, a blend of vinegar and water. Bonnie Blodgett, Twin Cities, "Blundering Gardener: To be a gardener, it’s best to embrace the win some, lose some philosophy," 22 June 2019 But instead of shovels and weeders, Biancaniello whips out shakers, strainers, and bar spoons, and then throws his greenery into the shakers. Dakota Kim, Sunset, "How to Mix the Bounty of Nature into the Wildest Cocktails Ever," 22 Jan. 2018 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

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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