Definitions

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

  • n. See goosefoot.
  • n. See amaranth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A name of several annual weeds. See goosefoot, and lamb's-quarters.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. The green amaranth, Amarantus retroflexus, a common weed around sties and barn-yards.

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

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

Etymologies

pig +‎ weed (Wiktionary)

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

  • 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.

    1 Introduction

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

    2 The Plants

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

    Delta Farm Press RSS Feed

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Allthough dicamba could kill superweeds such as Mr. Holthouse's pigweed, soybean farmers haven't sprayed it because it kills soybeans, too.

    Superweed Outbreak Triggers Arms Race

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