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milkweed
American English: /ˈmɪlkwid/
British English: /ˈmɪlkwiːd/

Translation of milkweed in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • Example sentences
    • Some of the primary plants for butterfly larvae include: aspen, alfalfa, clover, nettle, pearly everlasting, milkweed, grasses, hackberry, parsley, vetch, and willow.
    • Plants here include prairie rose, nodding onion, gray-headed coneflower, butterfly weed, green milkweed, hoary puccoon, and even eastern prickly pear cactus.
    • The larvae absorb toxins from their food plant, milkweed.

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