Definition of pigweed in English:

pigweed

Line breaks: pig|weed
Pronunciation: /ˈpɪgwiːd
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1An amaranth that grows as a weed or is used for fodder.
    • Genus Amaranthus, family Amaranthaceae: several species, in particular A. retroflexus and A. albus
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    • Sometimes, a single weed plant - of pigweed, for example - can produce 500,000 seeds.
    • Spartan herbicide has provided excellent control of troublesome broadleaf weeds, such as kochia, Russian thistle, and pigweed in no-till sunflower for the past several years.
    • Several common weeds, including pigweed, lamb's quarters, and kochia, have been reported to be hosts for the pathogen.
  • 2 North American term for fat hen.
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    • The fungus kills fat hen - also known as pigweed - a weed which is a serious problem for European farmers.
    • Fat Hen, (also known as: white goosefoot, lamb's quarters, lambsquarters, or pigweed) is a fast-growing, upright, weedy annual species of goosefoot, very common in temperate regions/
    • Lambsquarters (Chenopodium album, also called fat hen, goosefoot, or pigweed) are a. member of the same family as chard and beets.

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