noun[mass noun] US
Any of a number of North American plants with hooked or barbed seeds, e.g. ragweed.
- Some species overwinter near the roots of weeds such as stickweed, plantain, and fleabane.
- I eased through the tall stickweeds and could see the rear half of the deer's body behind a tree 30 yards away.
- Also watch for cuts and abrasions from things like barbed wire fence, old machinery left hidden under tall grass, stickweeds and burrs.
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