Synonyms
Etymology

1. pigweed

noun. common weedy European plant introduced into North America; often used as a potherb.

Synonyms

  • lamb's-quarter
  • lamb's-quarters
  • Chenopodium album
  • wild spinach

Etymology

  • pig (English)
  • pigge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • weed (English)
  • weod (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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2. pigweed

noun. leaves collected from the wild.

Synonyms

  • green
  • lamb's-quarter
  • lamb's-quarters
  • Chenopodium album
  • wild spinach
  • greens

Antonyms

  • rural area
  • achromatic
  • ripe
  • sophisticated

Etymology

  • pig (English)
  • pigge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • weed (English)
  • weod (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. pigweed

noun. leaves sometimes used as potherbs; seeds used as cereal; southern United States to Central America; India and China.

Synonyms

  • Amaranthus hypochondriacus

Etymology

  • pig (English)
  • pigge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • weed (English)
  • weod (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Sentences with pigweed


1. Noun, singular or mass
Dig up as much pigweed as possible, once again digging deep down into the soil to free the taproot whenever possible.

2. Verb, past tense
Continue cutting pigweed down to ground level every week during the growing season.

3. Verb, base form
Use a hoe to cut pigweed down to ground level in places where it is not possible to dig out the taproot.

4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Regular cultivation in gardens with open soil brings pigweed seeds up out of hiding.

5. Adjective
A ready-to-use, glyphosate-based herbicide kills most pigweed plants.

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