Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various herbs of the genera Cerastium and Stellaria of the pink family, especially S. media, a cosmopolitan weed having small white flowers with deeply notched petals.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[So called because it is eaten by chickens.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

chick +‎ weed

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