Weed hook
Weed Weed, n. [OE. weed, weod, AS. we['o]d, wi['o]d, akin to OS. wiod, LG. woden the stalks and leaves of vegetables D. wieden to weed, OS. wiod[=o]n.] [1913 Webster] 1. Underbrush; low shrubs. [Obs. or Archaic] [1913 Webster]

One rushing forth out of the thickest weed. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

A wild and wanton pard . . . Crouched fawning in the weed. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. Any plant growing in cultivated ground to the injury of the crop or desired vegetation, or to the disfigurement of the place; an unsightly, useless, or injurious plant. [1913 Webster]

Too much manuring filled that field with weeds. --Denham. [1913 Webster]

Note: The word has no definite application to any particular plant, or species of plants. Whatever plants grow among corn or grass, in hedges, or elsewhere, and are useless to man, injurious to crops, or unsightly or out of place, are denominated weeds. [1913 Webster]

3. Fig.: Something unprofitable or troublesome; anything useless. [1913 Webster]

4. (Stock Breeding) An animal unfit to breed from. [1913 Webster]

5. Tobacco, or a cigar. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

{Weed hook}, a hook used for cutting away or extirpating weeds. --Tusser. [1913 Webster]


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