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Definition of bitterweed

What does bitterweed mean?


  1. widespread European weed with spiny tongue-shaped leaves and yellow flowers; naturalized in United States
  2. any of numerous chiefly North American weedy plants constituting the genus Ambrosia that produce highly allergenic pollen responsible for much hay fever and asthma

Phrases with bitterweed

  1. Texas Bitterweed
  2. Western Bitterweed
  3. Lemmon's Bitterweed
  4. Stemless Bitterweed
  5. Intermountain Bitterweed

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Google previewBrush and Weeds of Texas Rangelands (2008)

by Barron Rector, C. Wayne Hanselka

Western bitterweed is an erect, annual, composite plant in the Sunflower family. It reaches 3 inches to 2 feet tall. The stems are purplish near the base. This plant has a bitter taste and a distinct odor.

Google previewSupplementation with Onions to Increase Bitterweed Intake by Sheep (2008)

by Cody J. Bundick

LITERATURE REVIEW Bitterweed Infestation Bitterweed is a many-branched annual plant with a slender tap root. It is a member of the Asteraceae family ( Rowe et al. 1973). This plant is a prolific seed producer; each flower generates 50-75 ...

Google previewBrush Management (2004)

Past, Present, Future by Wayne T. Hamilton

The winter annual bitterweed is a serious pest in the Edwards Plateau of Texas and in northern Mexico and the perennial pingue is a pest in New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. Both are poisonous to sheep. During the drought of the 1930s ...

Google previewFlorida Almanac 2007-2008 (2007)

by Bernie McGovern

BITTERWEED is a flowering plant that ranges in height ;...

Google previewAmerican Bee Journal (1903)

The yellow is called bitterweed, and grows from 1 to 2 feet high; the white from 3 to 4 feet high; and the other from 6 to 7 feet...

Google previewMedical Lexicon. A New Dictionary of Medical Science, containing a concise account of the various subjects and terms, ... and formulae for ... preparations etc. Third edition (1865)



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Scrabble value of B3I1T1T1E1R1W4E1E1D2

The value of this 10-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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