Knopweed \Knop"weed`\, n. Same as {Knapweed}. [1913 Webster]

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  • knopweed — obs. or dial. form of knapweed …   Useful english dictionary

  • knapweed — noun a tough stemmed plant with purple thistle like flower heads. [Centaurea nigra and related species.] Origin ME (orig. as knopweed): from knop (because of its rounded flower heads) + weed …   English new terms dictionary

  • knapweed — [nap′wēd΄] n. [earlier knopweed: see KNOP & WEED1] any of several weedy plants (genus Centaurea) of the composite family; esp., a hardy perennial ( C. nigra) with heads of rose purple flowers …   English World dictionary

  • knapweed — n. any of various plants of the genus Centaurea, having thistle like purple flowers. Etymology: ME, orig. knopweed f. KNOP + WEED …   Useful english dictionary

  • knap|weed — «NAP WEED», noun. any one of various composite, perennial plants, especially a common weed with a hard, tough stem and light purple flowers. Various kinds are called knotweed. ╂[Middle English knopweed < knop knob + weed] …   Useful english dictionary

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