Definition of carpetweed in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈkärpətˌwēd/


Any of various dicotyledonous, usually succulent plants that typically grow in warm, sandy regions.
  • Family Aizoaceae, order Caryophyllales: several genera and species, in particular Mollugo verticillata, a North American weed with small whitish flowers; like many of the carpetweeds, it is prostrate and forms a dense mat on the ground
Example sentences
  • Her acknowledgement of purslane as an introduced species suggests that the similar carpetweed was also viewed by her as an ‘alien’ species introduced to the area.
  • Somewhere is a reference indicating that carpetweed is not a serious competitor to desirable plants.
  • In this research, carpetweed was the most susceptible to vinegar applications.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.