Chickweed
Chickweed Chick"weed` (-w[=e]d`), n. (Bot.) The name of several caryophyllaceous weeds, especially {Stellaria media}, the seeds and flower buds of which are a favorite food of small birds. [1913 Webster]

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  • chickweed — late 14c., chekwede, from CHICK (Cf. chick) + WEED (Cf. weed). In O.E. it was cicene mete chicken food …   Etymology dictionary

  • chickweed — ► NOUN ▪ a small white flowered plant, often growing as a garden weed …   English terms dictionary

  • chickweed — [chik′wēd΄] n. any of several low growing plants (esp. genera Cerastium and Stellaria) of the pink family, often found as weeds in lawns and gardens …   English World dictionary

  • Chickweed — This article is about the common name of several plants. For the syndicated comic strip, see 9 Chickweed Lane. Chickweed, a common name, can refer to: Cerastium Mouse ear Chickweed Holosteum Jagged Chickweed Moenchia Upright Chickweed Paronychia… …   Wikipedia

  • chickweed — /chik weed /, n. 1. any plant of the genus Stellaria, of the pink family, as S. media, a common Old World weed whose leaves and seeds are relished by birds. 2. any of various allied plants. [1325 75; ME chiken wede. See CHICK, WEED1] * * * Either …   Universalium

  • chickweed — daržinė žliūgė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gvazdikinių šeimos daržovinis, maistinis, vaistinis augalas (Stellaria media), kilęs iš Eurazijos. Piktžolė. atitikmenys: lot. Stellaria media angl. chickweed; common chickweed vok. Vogelmiere; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • chickweed — [[t]tʃɪ̱kwiːd[/t]] N UNCOUNT Chickweed is a plant with small leaves and white flowers which grows close to the ground …   English dictionary

  • chickweed — /ˈtʃɪkwid / (say chikweed) noun 1. any of various herbs of the genus Stellaria, especially S. media. 2. any of various allied plants, as Cerastium glomeratum, mouse ear chickweed …   Australian English dictionary

  • chickweed — noun Date: 14th century any of various low growing small leaved weedy plants of the pink family (especially genera Cerastium and Stellaria); especially a cosmopolitan weed (Stelleria media) naturalized in the United States from Eurasia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chickweed — noun Any of several small leaved herbs of the genera Cerastium and Stellaria …   Wiktionary

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