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pigweed (greens)

Definition:

leaves collected from the wild

Class:

food noun (foods and drinks)

Plural:

pigweeds

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

lamb's-quarter [Britain] | wild spinach

Etymology:

pig + weed
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of pigweed...

Definition references

Merriam-Webster:

lamb's-quarter | lamb's-quarters [plural] | lambs'-quarters [plural] | Chenopodium album [species, sense-specific]

"lamb's-quarters" or "lambs'-quarters": a goosefoot having glaucous foliage that is sometimes used as greens but singular or plural in construction | ... (20 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/lamb's-quarter

Britannica Encyclopedia:

pigweed [plant] | Cycloloma atriplicifolium [species]

any of several coarse annual plants of cosmopolitan distribution that are often troublesome weeds. Several of them belong to the genus Amaranthus, of ... (23 of 119 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/460266​/pigweed

Collins Dictionary:

pigweed | redroot [synonym, sense-specific] | fat hen [United States, sense-specific]

any of several coarse North American amaranthaceous weeds of the genus ... | a US name for "fat hen" (18 of 213 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pigweed

Wikipedia:

Pigweed

can mean any of a number of weedy plants which may be used as pig fodder: Amaranthus species Amaranthus palmeri, the 'pigweed' resistant to glyphosate in the US Southeast ; Chenopodium album ; Portulaca species (35 of 91 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Pigweed

Oxford Dictionary:

pigweed

an amaranth that grows as a weed or is used for fodder.; Genus Amaranthus, ... | North American term for "fat hen". (21 of 50 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/pigweed

Columbia Encyclopedia:

pigweed

name for several weedy plants, particularly the common pigweed or lamb's-quarters of the family Chenopodiaceae (goosefoot family), the rough pigweed, ... (20 of 49 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0839016​.html

New World Dictionary:

pigweed

[United States] any of several coarse weeds (genus Amaranthus) of the amaranth family, with dense, bristly clusters of small green flowers | any of ... (23 of 27 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

pigweed | lamb's-quarters | Chenopodium album [species]

any goosefoot of the genus "Chenopodium", especially "C. album". | any of certain amaranths, as "Amaranthus retroflexus". (16 of 23 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/pigweed

Wiktionary:

pigweed | Chenopodium album [species] | pigweeds [plural]

Any of various weedy plants sometimes used as pig fodder: Amaranthus, Chenopodium album, and Portulaca. (15 of 16 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pigweed

American Heritage Dictionary:

pigweed

See goosefoot. | See amaranth. (4 of 7 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pigweed

Macmillan British Dictionary:

green | greener [comparative] | greenest [superlative] | Green | be green with envy | have green fingers | greenness [noun, uncountable, related]

something that is green is the same colour as grass. If something is ... | a green area has a lot of grass, plants, or trees | designed to protect the ... (29 of 243 words, 9 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/green

green [noun] | greens [plural] | Green

[countable/uncountable] the colour of grass | [countable] a large area of grass, for example in a village, where people can walk, sit, or play games ; ... (25 of 117 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/green 26

Cambridge Dictionary:

green [entry 8, plural] | greens

the leaves of green vegetables such as spinach or cabbage when eaten as food (14 of 23 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/green 8

Encarta Dictionary:

pigweed | pigweeds [plural] | lamb's quarters [plants, United States, sense-specific]

a hairy-leaved weed of the amaranth family. Flowers: green, in spikes. Native to: North America. Latin name Amaranthus retroflexus. | a common weed ... (22 of 66 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861726170​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

pigweed

Origin: pig + weed

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pigweed

pig | pigs [plural] | pigged [past tense] | pigging [present participle]

Origin: Middle English pigge ("pig, pigling") (originally a term for a young pig, with adult pigs being swine), ... | Origin unknown. | Shortening of pigeon (23 of 75 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pig

weed | weeds [plural] | weeded [past tense] | weeding [present participle]

Origin: Old English wēod. Cognate with Dutch wied ("unwanted plant, weed"). | Old English wēodian. | Old English wǣd, from Proto-Germanic. Compare Dutch lijnwaad, gewaad. | the verb wee.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/weed

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

pigweed

Audio: British English pronunciation of "pigweed"

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the Free Dictionary:

pigweed

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "pigweed"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "pigweed"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "pigweed" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

pigweed

Audio: English pronunciation of "pigweed"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

pigweed

Audio: North American pronunciation of "pigweed"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=pigwee​01 word=pigweed

YourDictionary Audio:

pigweed

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "pigweed" by speech synthesizer

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