HyperDic: milkweed

English > 2 senses of the word milkweed:
NOUNplantmilkweed, silkweedany of numerous plants of the genus Asclepias having milky juice and pods that split open releasing seeds with downy tufts
plantmilkweed, Sonchus oleraceusannual Eurasian sow thistle with soft spiny leaves and rayed yellow flower heads
milkweed > pronunciation
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English > milkweed: 2 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningAny of numerous plants of the genus Asclepias having milky juice and pods that split open releasing seeds with downy tufts.
Synonymsilkweed
Member ofAsclepias, genus Asclepiasgenus of chiefly North American perennial herbs
NarrowerMead's milkweed, Asclepias meadii, Asclepia meadiimilkweed of central North America
blood flower, swallowwort, Asclepias curassavicaTropical herb having orange-red flowers followed by pods suggesting a swallow with outspread wings
butterfly weed, orange milkweed, chigger flower, chiggerflower, pleurisy root, tuber root, Indian paintbrush, Asclepias tuberosaErect perennial of eastern and southern United States having showy orange flowers
poison milkweed, horsetail milkweed, Asclepias subverticillatamilkweed of southwestern United States and Mexico
poke milkweed, Asclepias exaltatamilkweed of the eastern United States with leaves resembling those of pokeweed
purple silkweed, Asclepias purpurascensperennial of eastern North America having pink-purple flowers
showy milkweed, Asclepias speciosamilkweed of southern North America having large starry purple and pink flowers
swamp milkweed, Asclepias incarnatadensely branching perennial of the eastern United States with white to crimson or purple flowers
white milkweed, Asclepias albicanstall herb with leafless white waxy stems and whitish starlike flowers
whorled milkweed, Asclepias verticillatamilkweed of the eastern United States with narrow leaves in whorls and greenish-white flowers
Broaderherb, herbaceous plantA plant lacking a permanent woody stem
Spanishasclepiadácea
Catalanasclepiadàcia
English > milkweed: 2 senses > noun 2, plant
Meaningannual Eurasian sow thistle with soft spiny leaves and rayed yellow flower heads.
SynonymSonchus oleraceus
Broadersow thistle, milk thistleAny of several Old World coarse prickly-leaved shrubs and subshrubs having milky juice and yellow flowers
Spanishalgodoncillo

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