Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The corn-poppy, Papaver Rhæas, whose red petals have been used as a dye. Also applied locally to various reddish-stemmed plants.
  • noun A species of Phytolacca, or pokeweed.

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

  • noun (Bot.) The red poppy (Papaver Rhœas).

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

  • noun The red poppy (Papaver rhoeas).
  • noun The American pokeweed.

Etymologies

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red +‎ weed

Examples

  • Here were the thorn-apple, chenopodium, sow-thistle, wild mustard, redweed, viper's bugloss, and others, both native and introduced, in dense thickets five or six feet high.

    Far Away and Long Ago

  • a distance of fifty or sixty yards, where an old log was lying on a piece of waste ground overgrown with nettles, burdock, and redweed, now dead and brown, and sitting on the log, her chin resting on her hand, she would fix her eyes on the dusty road half a mile away, and motionless in that dejected attitude she would remain for about an hour.

    Far Away and Long Ago

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