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  • n. A herbaceous composite plant (Eupatorium purpureum), often having hollow stems, and bearing purplish flowers in small corymbed heads.
  • n. The sea trumpet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An herbaceous composite plant (Eupatorium purpureum), often having hollow stems, and bearing purplish flowers in small corymbed heads.
  • n. The sea trumpet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large South African seaweed: same as sea-trumpet, 2.
  • n. The joepye-weed or gravelroot, Eupatorium purpureum: so called from the use to which the stems are put by children.
  • n. Same as wild lettuce (which see, under lettuce).

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

  • n. North American herb having whorled leaves and terminal clusters of flowers spotted with purple

Etymologies

trumpet +‎ weed (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I fancied that the aster radula, diplopappus umbellatus, solidago lanceolatus, red trumpetweed, and many others which were conspicuously in bloom on the shore of the lake and on the carry, had a peculiarly wild and primitive look there.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858

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