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English noun: weed

1. weed (plant) any plant that crowds out cultivated plants


Broader (hypernym)tracheophyte, vascular plant


Narrower (hyponym)Agrostemma githago, alligator grass, alligator weed, Alternanthera philoxeroides, ambrosia, Barbarea vulgaris, Barnaby's thistle, bastard feverfew, benweed, bitterweed, bitterweed, bristly oxtongue, bugloss, California dandelion, Canadian fleabane, capeweed, carpetweed, cat's-ear, Centaurea solstitialis, cockle-bur, cockle-burr, cocklebur, cockleburr, Conyza canadensis, corn campion, corn cockle, corn spurrey, corn spurry, crown-of-the-field, Erechtites hieracifolia, Erigeron canadensis, Erysimum cheiranthoides, fireweed, fleabane, gosmore, groundsel, Hieracium aurantiacum, Hieracium praealtum, horseweed, Hypochaeris radicata, Indian chickweed, jointed charlock, king devil, knawe, knawel, madnep, Molluga verticillata, nettle, orange hawkweed, oxtongue, Parthenium hysterophorus, pennycress, Picris echioides, Pilosella aurantiaca, ragweed, ragweed, ragwort, Raphanus raphanistrum, rockcress, rocket cress, runch, sand spurry, Scleranthus annuus, sea spurry, Senecio doublasii, Senecio jacobaea, Senecio vulgaris, Sisymbrium barbarea, Spergula arvensis, Spergularia rubra, tansy ragwort, thistle, threadleaf groundsel, tumbleweed, wild parsnip, wild radish, wild rape, wormseed mustard, yellow hawkweed, yellow rocket, yellow star-thistle


Antonymscultivated plant

2. weed (artifact) a black band worn by a man (on the arm or hat) as a sign of mourning


Synonymsmourning band


Broader (hypernym)band

3. weed (artifact) street names for marijuana


Synonymsdope, gage, grass, green goddess, locoweed, Mary Jane, pot, sens, sess, skunk, smoke


Broader (hypernym)cannabis, ganja, marihuana, marijuana


English verb: weed

1. weed (change) clear of weeds


SamplesWeed the garden.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw


Narrower (hyponym)stub









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