Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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

Etymologies

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neck +‎ weed

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