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Definition of Weed

Weed

  1. A garment; clothing; especially, an upper or outer garment.
  2. An article of dress worn in token of grief; a mourning garment or badge; as, he wore a weed on his hat; especially, in the plural, mourning garb, as of a woman; as, a widow's weeds.
  3. A sudden illness or relapse, often attended with fever, which attacks women in childbed.
  4. Underbrush; low shrubs.
  5. Any plant growing in cultivated ground to the injury of the crop or desired vegetation, or to the disfigurement of the place; an unsightly, useless, or injurious plant.
  6. Fig.: Something unprofitable or troublesome; anything useless.
  7. An animal unfit to breed from.
  8. Tobacco, or a cigar.
  9. To free from noxious plants; to clear of weeds; as, to weed corn or onions; to weed a garden.
  10. To take away, as noxious plants; to remove, as something hurtful; to extirpate.
  11. To free from anything hurtful or offensive.
  12. To reject as unfit for breeding purposes.

Weed Quotations

If you allow one single germ, one single seed of slavery to remain in the soil of America... that germ will spring up, that noxious weed will thrive, and again stifle the growth, wither the leaves, blast the flowers and poison the fair fruits of freedom.
Ernestine Rose

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I grew up like a neglected weed - ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it.
Harriet Tubman

Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.
Edmund Burke
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Weed Translations

weed in Dutch is wieden, schoffelen
weed in French is sarcler, cibiche
weed in German is Glimmstengel, Unkraut, Unkraut
weed in Italian is erbaccia
weed in Latin is runco
weed in Portuguese is erva daninha
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