Definition of carpetweed in English:

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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.

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Syllabification: car·pet·weed

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