An undesired, uncultivated plant that has a tendency to crowd out a desired crop
a plant growing in a place where it does not normally occur and is not wanted by humans
Any plant in a place where it is a nuisance Usually denotes uncultivated plants growing in fields
Weeds compete with desirable plants for water, nutrients, space, and light Their presence can leave some plants stressed and others with reduced yields Weeds are best controlled if pulled or hoed before going to seed Cover bare ground between plants and on paths with weed-free mulch (at least 6" thick) to prevent light from reaching weed seeds Manure may contain viable weed seeds; make sure manure is well composted before working into the soil Weeds growing in driveways and paths can be controlled by pouring boiling salt water over them, but keep in mind that the salt can also damage desired plants and will remain in the soil for some time Finally, remember that some so-called weeds are useful: many, like dandelion, are edible; others, like clover, are legumes, which fix nitrogen, and others, like yarrow, are drought resistant and can even make good lawns
Vigorous, invasive, or self-seeding plant competing with desired garden plants for moisture and nutrients Any plant that is growing where it is not desired
If you weed an area, you remove the weeds from it. Caspar was weeding the garden Try not to walk on the flower beds when weeding or hoeing. + weeding weed·ing She taught me to do the weeding. to remove unwanted plants from a garden or other place weed out to get rid of people or things that are not very good. Any plant growing where it is not wanted. On land under cultivation, weeds compete with crops for water, light, and nutrients. On rangelands and in pastures, weeds are those plants that grazing animals dislike or that are poisonous. Many weeds are hosts of plant disease organisms or of insect pests. Some originally unwanted plants later were found to have virtues and came under cultivation, while some cultivated plants, when transplanted to new climates, escaped cultivation and became weeds in the new habitat
A religious designation, often for a native plant in a garden of alien plants A plant that thrives where it is not wanted Often, it is a plant that colonizes disturbed areas vigorously
n This is a plant you don't like A friend of mine says anything growing where you don't want it is a weed "If I don't know what it is," he adds, "it's a weed to me!" Note that the definition of weed in part depends on where the plant is growing For example, bermuda grass in your flower bed could be considered a weed Likewise ajuga in your lawn is also a weed Certain varieties of grass are actually weeds Remember, if you don't like the way it looks, it can be a weed Crabgrass is a weed, not a grass It is difficult to be certain, however: bermuda is a grass to some and a weed to others Remember that if it is growing where you don't want it, it can be considered a weed, if you don't like it
A plant growing where it is not desired Any plant that is objectionable or interferes with the activities or welfare of man
Process of peeling extraneous vinyl (or matrix) away from a plotter cut, leaving only the sections representing the final image Pulling the extra vinyl away in one quick stroke is known as rip weeding
(Trademark) A type of machine for cutting weeds (=unwanted garden plants) and in places that a lawn mower cannot reach. You hold the machine in your hand and move it just above the ground, and a strong spinning plastic string cuts the grass. In the UK there is a similar machine called a Strimmer
If you weed out things or people that are useless or unwanted in a group, you find them and get rid of them. He is keen to weed out the many applicants he believes may be frauds A small group of neo-Nazis have infiltrated the ranks. We must weed them out as soon as possible. = root out
Nor can the judicious reader be at a greater loss on account of Mrs Bridget Blifil, who, he may be assured, conducted herself through the whole season in which grief is to make its appearance on the outside of the body, with the strictest regard to all the rules of custom and decency, suiting the alterations of her countenance to the several alterations of her habit: for as this changed from weeds to black, from black to grey, from grey to white, so did her countenance change from dismal to sorrowful, from sorrowful to sad, and from sad to serious, till the day came in which she was allowed to return to her former serenity.
born Nov. 15, 1797, Cairo, N.Y., U.S. died Nov. 22, 1882, New York, N.Y. U.S. journalist and politician. He worked on various newspapers in upstate New York and was a leader in the Anti-Masonic movement. He was the founding editor of the Albany Evening Journal (1830-63). He helped form the Whig Party in New York and was instrumental in William Seward's election as governor (1838) and in the presidential election of William H. Harrison (1840). He later became active in the Republican Party and was a staunch supporter of Pres. Abraham Lincoln. In 1861 he was sent to England to seek support for the Union
The term weed generally means any plant that is unwanted and may be threatening to local plants Weeds usually grow aggressively, overrunning other plants Noxious Weeds means something more, identifying weeds that are particularly aggressive and damaging
These are undesirable elements in a turf area Weeds are generally divided into two groups: (a) Broad-leaved weeds, such as dandelions, daisy, plantains etc and (b) Fine-leaved weeds, such as clover, pearlwort, yarrow This division is particularly useful when carrying out quality assessments of turf areas, as it saves time identifying each individual weed specie and allows for a good indication of the type of maintenance which may be required to control the weeds
An aquatic South American perennial plant (Alternanthera philoxeroides) having opposite, lance-shaped leaves and tight clusters of small whitish flowers. It is a mat-forming weed in warm, freshwater habitats, such as the southeast United States
A North American milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) having showy clusters of usually bright orange flowers and a root that was formerly used in medicine. Also called orange milkweed, pleurisy root. North American plant (Asclepias tuberosa) of the milkweed family, a stout, rough-haired perennial with long horizontal roots. The leafy, erect, somewhat branching stem is about 1-3 ft (0.3-0.9 m) tall. In midsummer it bears numerous clusters of bright orange flowers. Unlike most milkweeds, it has a scanty milky juice. It is native to dry fields and is often planted in wild gardens or grown as a border plant
To wee means to urinate. Wee is an informal word used especially by children. He said he wanted to wee. Wee is also a noun. The baby has done a wee in his potty = pee. to pass water from your body - used by or to children = urinate
Process to reduce the number of points used to represent a line Purpose of this process is to reduce storage space requirements and/or reduce later computation time (less points can mean less computation)
The elimination of competing vegetation around young trees, for example, by cultivation, by the use of herbicides, or by cutting or slashing When the trees are big enough to overcome weed competition, a tree plantation is said to be 'established'
The selection of library material from the collection to be discarded or transferred to storage because of its poor physical condition, outdated content, or limited popularity; weeding is an essential a part of collection maintenance
Free from weeds; said of a kind of motor-boat propeller the blades of which curve backwardly, as respects the direction of rotation, so that they draw through the water, and so do not gather weeds with which they come in contact
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