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  • n. Plural form of pigweed.


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  • Monsieur Leclerc's soul was perturbed within him by these suggestions; he pulled up two young cauliflowers and reset their places with pigweeds; he hoed the nicely sloped border of the bed flat to the path, and then flung the hoe across the walk, and went off to his daily occupation with a new idea in his head.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 46, August, 1861

  • A patch of lusty pigweeds, growing and crowding in luxuriant abandon, may be a better and more worthy object of affection than a bed of coleuses in which every spark of life and spirit and individuality has been sheared out and suppressed.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • In my own garden, this first planting is of pigweeds.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • I expect, then, that every person who reads this book will make a garden, or will try to make one; but if only tares grow where roses are desired, I must remind the reader that at the outset I advised pigweeds.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • -- In winter we often see dead tops of lamb's-quarters and amaranths -- the smooth and the prickly pigweeds -- still standing where they grew in the summer.

    Seed Dispersal

  • Two years ago, only days after several fields had been sprayed with glyphosate to control pigweeds, Sid Fogg surveyed his acreage and wondered how the pest was still thriving.

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  • That'll take out a few pigweeds and it's better than nothing.

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  • "The pigweeds weren't dying and I thought they were misses."

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  • If you grab the flowering branches of female Palmer pigweeds, they are sticky.

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  • The only treatments that had any pigweeds in them were some of the single applications of Ignite with no residual treatment or some of the treatments where he deliberately allowed the pigweeds to get too large before the Ignite application.

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