Definition of chickweed in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɪkwiːd


[mass noun]
A small, widespread, white-flowered plant of the pink family, often growing as a garden weed, and sometimes eaten by poultry.
  • Stellaria and other genera, family Caryophyllaceae: several species
More example sentences
  • Some weeds, such as chickweed, common groundsel, and bittercress, may germinate and grow at almost any time of year.
  • On the opposite extreme, shallow-rooted ground cover weeds such as ground ivy and chickweed help prevent erosion and prevent soil crusting when dry.
  • Again, this is a place to include uncultivated herbs such as dandelion, chicory, chickweed, malva, watercress, nettles and mustard greens.

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