from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See clearweed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Pilea pumila, a herb of the nettle family with a smooth, juicy, pellucid stem.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An herb (Pilea pumila) of the Nettle family, having a smooth, juicy, pellucid stem; -- called also clearweed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See horse-balm.
- n. Same as clearweed.
- n. The great ragweed, Ambrosia trifida; also, less properly, the common ragweed or hogweed, A. artemisiæfolia.
- n. The white snakeroot or white sanicle, Eupatorium ageratoides.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a plants of the genus Pilea having drooping green flower clusters and smooth translucent stems and leaves
- n. erect perennial strong-scented with serrate pointed leaves and a loose panicle of yellowish flowers; the eastern United States
Isabelle liked the names of the plants—bugwort, richweed, squawroot, dog rose—but quickly scrambled the various uses and doses and preparations.