any plant of the genus Stellaria, of the pink family, as S. media, a common Old World weed whose leaves and seeds are relished by birds.
any of various allied plants.
any of various caryophyllaceous plants of the genus Stellaria, esp S. media, a common garden weed with small white flowers
mouse-ear chickweed, any of various similar and related plants of the genus Cerastium
late 14c., chekwede, from chick + weed (n.). In Old English it was cicene mete “chicken food.”
noun 1. a starflower, Trientalis borealis.
[chee-klah-yaw] /tʃiˈklɑ yɔ/ noun 1. a city in NW Peru. /Spanish tʃiˈklajo/ noun 1. a city in NW Peru. Pop: 434 000 (2005 est)
[chik-uh l] /ˈtʃɪk əl/ noun 1. a gumlike substance obtained from the latex of certain tropical American trees, as the sapodilla, used chiefly in the manufacture of chewing gum. /ˈtʃɪkəl/ noun 1. a gumlike substance obtained from the sapodilla; the main ingredient of chewing gum Also called chicle gum n. 1889, American English (in chicle-gum), […]
- Chiclet keyboard
hardware, abuse A keyboard with a small, flat rectangular or lozenge-shaped rubber or plastic keys that look like pieces of Chiclets chewing gum. Used especially to describe the original IBM PCjr keyboard. Vendors unanimously liked these because they were cheap, and a lot of early portable and laptop computers were launched with them. Customers rejected […]