smartweed
noun Date: circa 1787 any of various polygonums with strong acidic juice

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Smartweed — Smart weed , n. (Bot.) An acrid plant of the genus {Polygonum} ({P. Hydropiper}), which produces smarting if applied where the skin is tender. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • smartweed — [smart′wēd΄] n. any of various knotgrasses (genus Polygonum) whose acrid juice may cause skin irritation …   English World dictionary

  • smartweed — rūgtis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Rūgtinių (Polygonaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Persicaria). atitikmenys: lot. Persicaria angl. bistort; jointedweed; knotgrass; knotweed; smartweed vok. Knöterich rus. горец; гречишник; таран lenk.… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • smartweed — /smahrt weed /, n. any of several weeds of the genus Polygonum, having a smarting, acrid juice. [1780 90; SMART + WEED1] * * * …   Universalium

  • smartweed — noun Any of more than a dozen species of the genus Polygonum …   Wiktionary

  • smartweed — n. type of grass …   English contemporary dictionary

  • smartweed — smart•weed [[t]ˈsmɑrtˌwid[/t]] n. pln any of several weeds belonging to the genus Polygonum, of the buckwheat family, that have a smarting, acrid juice • Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • smartweed — /ˈsmatwid/ (say smahtweed) noun a summer annual, Polygonum hydropiper, native to Europe and Asia, which grows in low lying areas, and whose reddish green stems and leaves contain an acrid juice; waterpepper …   Australian English dictionary

  • smartweed — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: smart (IV) + weed 1. : any of various knotweeds (genus Polygonum) with strong acrid juice: as a. : water pepper …   Useful english dictionary

  • water smartweed — būdmainis rūgtis statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Persicaria amphibia angl. amphibious bistort; water smartweed vok. Land Wasser Knöterich; Sumpf Knöterich; Wasser Knöterich rus. водная гречиха; горец земноводный lenk. rdest… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

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