Synonyms
Etymology

1. chickweed

noun. any of various plants of the genus Stellaria.

Synonyms

  • herb
  • greater stitchwort
  • starwort
  • genus Stellaria
  • Stellaria
  • Stellaria holostea
  • common chickweed
  • Stellaria media
  • stitchwort

Etymology

  • chick (English)
  • chike (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • weed (English)
  • weod (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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2. chickweed

noun. any of various plants related to the common chickweed.

Synonyms

  • mouse eared chickweed
  • Cerastium tomentosum
  • herb
  • herbaceous plant
  • Cerastium
  • Arctic mouse-ear
  • field chickweed
  • clammy chickweed
  • Cerastium alpinum
  • love-in-a-mist
  • genus Cerastium
  • Alpine mouse-ear
  • Cerastium arvense
  • snow-in-summer
  • mouse-ear chickweed
  • mouse ear

Etymology

  • chick (English)
  • chike (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • weed (English)
  • weod (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Example sentences of the word chickweed


1. Noun, singular or mass
If you only have a small amount of chickweed, the best way to organically kill it is to remove it by hand.

2. Adjective
Slip on some gardening gloves and carefully place all bits of the plant in a plastic bag, as chickweed stem nodes can actually re-root.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
In addition, chickweed seeds can germinate in almost any climate and in any type of soil.

4. Verb, past tense
However, chickweed can cause allergic skin reactions, particularly in those who are allergic to the daisy plant family 3.

5. Verb, base form
Most gardeners use a combination of three different types of toxic herbicides to kill this stubborn weed, but you can also kill chickweed without any chemicals or by using an organic herbicide.

6. Verb, past participle
Depending on personal preference, kill chickweed organically or with chemical herbicides and remove it from your lawn.

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