Weed

weed: "A herbaceous plant not valued for use or beauty, growing wild and rank, and regarded as cumbering the ground or hindering the growth of superior vegetation... Applied to a shrub or tree, especially to a large tree, on account of its abundance in a district... An unprofitable, troublesome, or noxious growth."

-- The New shorter Oxford English dictionary on historical principles

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Weed, Kentucky
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Charles Leander Weed
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... legend, some people (particularly Americans) had confused cannabis with Jimson weed (Datura stramonium) ... Jimson weed, which grows wild in the United States and several other countries, is a potent deliriant which can cause true hallucinations and delusions that are believed by the user to be real, as opposed ... the fact that datura's common name contains the word "weed," which is also a slang term for cannabis, and the fact that both plants (as well as others) have been given the moniker "loco weed" in the first half of ...
List Of Monster Rancher Characters - Villains - Cyborg Weed
... This Weed was the one responsible for bringing General Durahan back to life by using cybernetic technology and was the most loyal to him ... However, the process of resurrecting Durahan had somehow caused Weed to become a Cyborg ...
Anoda Cristata
... as an introduced species and often a noxious weed ... This is sometimes an agricultural weed, especially of soybeans ... It is tolerated as a weed of crop fields in parts of Mexico, and even fostered, because it is eaten and used as a source of medicinal remedies ...

Famous quotes containing the word weed:

    And they be these: the wood, the weed, the wag.
    The wood is that which makes the gallow tree;
    The weed is that which strings the hangman’s bag;
    Sir Walter Raleigh (1552?–1618)

    I care not by what measure you end the war. If you allow one single germ, one single seed of slavery to remain in the soil of America, whatever may be your object, depend upon it, as true as effect follows cause, 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. Slavery and freedom cannot exist together.
    Ernestine L. Rose (1810–1892)

    There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
    Oliver Goldsmith (1728–1774)