Neckweed
Neckweed Neck"weed`, n. (Bot.) (a) An American annual weed ({veronica peregrina}), with small white flowers and a roundish pod. (b) The hemp; -- so called as furnishing ropes for hanging criminals. --Dr. Prior. [1913 Webster]

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  • neckweed — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: so called from its use for treating scrofula : an American speedwell (Veronica peregrina) …   Useful english dictionary

  • veronica peregrina — Neckweed Neck weed , n. (Bot.) (a) An American annual weed ({veronica peregrina}), with small white flowers and a roundish pod. (b) The hemp; so called as furnishing ropes for hanging criminals. Dr. Prior. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Veronica peregrina L. — Symbol VEPE2 Common Name neckweed Botanical Family Scrophulariaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Veronica peregrina L. ssp. peregrina — Symbol VEPEP Common Name neckweed Botanical Family Scrophulariaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Veronica peregrina — ID 87564 Symbol Key VEPE2 Common Name neckweed Family Scrophulariaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Veronica peregrina ssp. peregrina — ID 87565 Symbol Key VEPEP Common Name neckweed Family Scrophulariaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK, AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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