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[chik-weed] /ˈtʃɪkˌwid/

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.”


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