Entry from US English dictionary
A plant considered harmful to animals or the environment.
- Do not compost meat scraps, dead animals, pet manure, diseased plant material, or noxious weeds.
- A project that removes noxious weeds, re-plants vegetation and stops soil erosion in an ecologically sensitive area of Alberta is going ahead for the second year.
- ‘This perennial garden plant has become a noxious weed and is spreading rapidly throughout North America,’ says Farr.
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Syllabification: nox·ious weed
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