Definition of chaffweed in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃafwiːd


[mass noun]
  • A tiny European pimpernel with pink or white flowers.
    • Anagallis minima, family Primulaceae
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    • We have also found smooth boisduvalia and chaffweed under irrigation pivots in cultivated fields, and sand verbena is found in open, shifting sand dunes.
    • A. minima (chaffweed) is a small, spreading annual with alternate, oval, stalkless leaves.
    • Alvan W. Chapman first collected chaffweed in the mid 1800s along the Caloosahatchee River (s.n., US), presumably in Lee County.


mid 16th century: probably from the verb chafe + weed.

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