Definition of tarweed in English:

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tarweed

Pronunciation: /ˈtɑːwiːd/

noun

[mass noun]
Any of a number of American plants of the daisy family with sticky leaves and heavy scent.
  • Madia, Grindelia, Hemizonia, and related genera, family Compositae.
Example sentences
  • A good example would again be the Hemizonias, some of which have been called tarweeds and some tarplants.
  • Pods are deposited close to the basal growth of forbs such as tarweeds and Russian thistle.
  • These techniques can greatly reduce a population of tarweed, leaving very few plants to flower and set seed.

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