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Milkweed

Milkweed Meaning & Definition
Milkweed Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Milkweed?

[n] annual Eurasian sow thistle with soft spiny leaves and rayed yellow flower heads
[n] any of numerous plants of the genus Asclepias having milky juice and pods that split open releasing seeds with downy tufts

Synonyms | Synonyms for Milkweed: silkweed | Sonchus oleraceus

Related Terms | Find terms related to Milkweed:

See Also | Asclepia meadii | Asclepias | Asclepias albicans | Asclepias curassavica | Asclepias exaltata | Asclepias incarnata | Asclepias meadii | Asclepias purpurascens | Asclepias speciosa | Asclepias subverticillata | Asclepias tuberosa | Asclepias verticillata | blood flower | butterfly weed | chiggerflower | genus Asclepias | herb | herbaceous plant | horsetail milkweed | Indian paintbrush | Mead's milkweed | milk thistle | orange milkweed | pleurisy root | poison milkweed | poke milkweed | purple silkweed | showy milkweed | sow thistle | swallowwort | swamp milkweed | tuber root | white milkweed | whorled milkweed

Milkweed In Webster's Dictionary

\Milk"weed`\, n. (Bot.) Any plant of the genera {Asclepias} and {Acerates}, abounding in a milky juice, and having its seed attached to a long silky down; silkweed. The name is also applied to several other plants with a milky juice, as to several kinds of spurge.

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