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Dictionary Definition

pigweed

Noun

1 common weedy European plant introduced into North America; often used as a potherb [syn: lamb's-quarters, wild spinach, Chenopodium album]
2 leaves sometimes used as potherbs; seeds used as cereal; southern United States to Central America; India and China [syn: Amaranthus hypochondriacus]
3 leaves collected from the wild [syn: lamb's-quarter, wild spinach]

Extensive Definition

Pigweed can mean any of a number of weedy plants which may be used as pig fodder:
pigweed in Chinese: 猪草
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