noun Date: 1784 a North American mat-forming weed (Mollugo verticillata of the family Aizoaceae, the carpetweed family)

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  • carpetweed — ☆ carpetweed [kär′pət wēd΄ ] n. a North American annual weed (Mollugo verticillata) of the carpetweed family, that grows close to the ground, forming a mat adj. designating a family (Aizoaceae) of dicotyledonous plants (order Caryophyllales)… …   English World dictionary

  • Carpetweed — can mean:* Aizoaceae * Ajuga reptans , a plant * Molluginaceae * Mollugo * Mollugo verticillata …   Wikipedia

  • carpetweed — /kahr pit weed /, n. a North American prostrate weed, Mollugo verticillata, having whorled leaves and small, whitish flowers. [1775 85, Amer. CARPET + WEED1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Carpetweed — Mollugo (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • carpetweed — car•pet•weed [[t]ˈkɑr pɪtˌwid[/t]] n. pln a North American prostrate weed, Mollugo verticillata, having small whitish flowers • Etymology: 1775–85, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • carpetweed — noun annual prostrate mat forming weed having whorled leaves and small greenish white flowers; widespread throughout North America • Syn: ↑Indian chickweed, ↑Molluga verticillata • Hypernyms: ↑weed • Member Holonyms: ↑Molluga, ↑genus Mo …   Useful english dictionary

  • carpetweed family — noun succulent herbs or small shrubs mostly of South Africa but also New Zealand and North America: carpetweeds; fig marigolds • Syn: ↑Aizoaceae, ↑family Aizoaceae, ↑Tetragoniaceae, ↑family Tetragoniaceae • Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot family …   Useful english dictionary

  • threadstem carpetweed — siūlinis švelnis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Švelninių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Mollugo cerviana), paplitęs Afrikoje, pietų Europoje ir pietų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Mollugo cerviana angl. threadstem carpetweed šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Mollugo — verticillata Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Mollugo verticillata — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

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