Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An American annual weed (Veronica peregrina), with small white flowers and a roundish pod.
  • n. The hemp plant, which furnishes ropes for hanging criminals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An American annual weed (veronica peregrina), with small white flowers and a roundish pod.
  • n. The hemp; -- so called as furnishing ropes for hanging criminals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small, widely diffused plant, Veronica peregrina, once deemed efficacious in scrofula.
  • n. Hemp, as used for making ropes for hangmen's use.

Etymologies

neck +‎ weed (Wiktionary)

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