Definition of cudweed in English:

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cudweed

Pronunciation: /ˈkʌdwiːd/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

[mass noun]
A plant of the daisy family, with hairy or downy leaves and inconspicuous flowers.
  • Genera Gnaphalium and Filago, family Compositae
Example sentences
  • Other locals include yarrow, pussytoes, mallow, cudweed, meadowsweet, and chickweed.
  • Cheyenne furthermore obtained a dye from cudweed to rub upon their bodies as protection in battle.
  • Lowland cudweed may be found in low moist places such as along streams puddles, and in dried vernal pools.

Origin

Mid 16th century: from cud + weed, said to be given to cattle who had lost their cud.

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