Etymology
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chickweed (n.)

late 14c., chekwede, applied to various plants eaten by chickens, from chick + weed (n.). In Old English such plants were cicene mete "chicken food."

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Definitions of chickweed

chickweed (n.)
any of various plants of the genus Stellaria;
chickweed (n.)
any of various plants related to the common chickweed;
Synonyms: mouse-ear chickweed / mouse eared chickweed / mouse ear / clammy chickweed
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