Definition of flixweed in English:


Line breaks: flix|weed
Pronunciation: /ˈflɪkswiːd


[mass noun]
  • A Eurasian plant with small yellow flowers and finely divided leaves, which was formerly thought to cure dysentery.
    • Descurainia sophia, family Cruciferae
    More example sentences
    • Flixweed flourishes in full sun, mesic to dry conditions, and almost any kind of soil.
    • Flixweed is a vigorous plant and a prolific seed producer, enabling it to be highly competitive to desirable plant species.


late 16th century: from obsolete flix (variant of flux) + weed.

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