Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A plant, one of the goosefoots, Chenopodium album, also called lamb's-quarters and baconweed. It is sometimes used as a pot-herb. The name extends more or less to other species of the genus.
  • noun The green amaranth, Amarantus retroflexus, a common weed around sties and barn-yards.

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

  • noun (Bot.) A name of several annual weeds. See goosefoot, and lamb's-quarters.

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

  • noun Any of various weedy plants sometimes used as pig fodder: Amaranthus, Chenopodium album, and Portulaca.

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

  • noun leaves collected from the wild
  • noun common weedy European plant introduced into North America; often used as a potherb
  • noun leaves sometimes used as potherbs; seeds used as cereal; southern United States to Central America; India and China

Etymologies

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pig +‎ weed

Examples

  • Something appropriate, following the example of Amaranth Advisors LLC, the collapsed hedge fund (named after the herb also known as pigweed).

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  • Speakers at the conference talked about unusual or exotic crops, such as amaranth (also known as pigweed), kenaf (related to hemp or jute), camelina (known as wild flax), pennycress

    The Memphis Daily News

  • A. retroflexus ( "pigweed") is one of the world's worst weeds.

    2 The Plants

  • Amaranths are sometimes thought fit only for pigs (hence the common name "pigweed" for one despised American species) and worthy of picking only when one is driven by poverty.

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  • The words 'pigweed' and 'cheap' don't hold hands, right now.

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  • Mr. Anderson, the farmer, is wrestling with a particularly tenacious species of glyphosate-resistant pest called Palmer amaranth, or pigweed, whose resistant form began seriously infesting farms in western Tennessee only last year.

    Round-Up Resistant Weeds Pose a Threat to Farmers | Impact Lab

  • For a stint, he was "in the weeds" -- as his ever-changing world of taste laid in the wild -- little-known leaves, weeds, and flowers like Queen Anne's lace, chicory root, and pigweed -- more poetically called lamb's quarters.

    Rozanne Gold: Chopra and Vongerichten Talk Food

  • For a stint, he was "in the weeds" -- as his ever-changing world of taste laid in the wild -- little-known leaves, weeds, and flowers like Queen Anne's lace, chicory root, and pigweed -- more poetically called lamb's quarters.

    Rozanne Gold: Chopra and Vongerichten Talk Food

  • Lambsquarter is also known as wild spinach, goosefoot, pigweed, Good King Henry and fat hen.

    Brigitte Mars: Lamsquarter: A Wild Spinach in Your Yard (VIDEO)

  • A former teacher and survivor of the Khmer Rouge, a regime that slaughtered more 20 percent of the Cambodian population in the 1970s, Kim sells sweet potatoes, redroot pigweed and tomatoes to Boston-based Tropical Foods and stores in Maine.

    New Entry Sustainable Farming Project Turns Refugees Into Farmers

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