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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various herbs of the genera Cerastium and Stellaria, especially S. media, a European weed naturalized worldwide. The herb has small white flowers, petals with two deep lobes, and opposite leaves.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several small-leaved herbs of the genera Cerastium and Stellaria.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The name of several caryophyllaceous weeds, especially Stellaria media, the seeds and flower buds of which are a favorite food of small birds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The popular name of Stellaria media, a common weed in cultivated and waste grounds, flowering throughout the year.
  • n. A name of several plants of other genera.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various plants of the genus Stellaria
  • n. any of various plants related to the common chickweed

Etymologies

So called because it is eaten by chickens.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
chick +‎ weed (Wiktionary)

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