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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A milkweed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A common name for the Confervaceæ, or fresh-water algæ that consist of long, soft filaments resembling silk. See Confervaceæ
  • noun Same as milkweed, 1.

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

  • noun (Bot.) Any plant of the genera Asclepias and Acerates whose seed vessels contain a long, silky down; milkweed.

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

  • noun botany Any plant of the genera Asclepias and Acerates whose seed vessels contain a long, silky down; milkweed.

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

  • noun any of numerous plants of the genus Asclepias having milky juice and pods that split open releasing seeds with downy tufts

Etymologies

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silk +‎ weed

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