Definition of Hogweed

1. Noun. Tall coarse plant having thick stems and cluster of white to purple flowers.

Exact synonyms: Cow Parsnip, Heracleum Sphondylium
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Heracleum, Heracleum



Definition of Hogweed

1. n. A common weed (Ambrosia artemisiæge). See Ambrosia, 3.

Definition of Hogweed

1. Noun. umbelliferous plant, any variety of species in the genus Heracleum, some of them being poisonous ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hogweed

1. a coarse plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hogweed

1. A common weed (Ambrosia artemisiaege). See Ambrosia. In England, the Heracleum Sphondylium. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hogweed

hogsties
hogsty
hogsucker
hogswallop
hogtie
hogtied
hogtieing
hogties
hogtying
hogwaller
hogwallers
hogward
hogwards
hogwash
hogwashes
hogweed (current term)
hogweeds
hoh
hoha
hohed
hohing
hohlraum
hohlraums
hohmannite
hohs
hoi
hoi polloi
hoiaspidean
hoick
hoicked

Literary usage of Hogweed

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"Hairy trailing hogweed, with a ... Climbing hogweed, with a Chic k weed leaf, large pale- yellow Flowers ..."

2. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1810)
"Upright hogweed. Nat. of both Indies. Introd. before 1733, by William ... Spreading hogweed. Nat. of Doth Indies. Cult. 1690, in the Royal garden at ..."

3. The MAGAZINE of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and (1863)
"hogweed. Why this plant should be termed hogweed I am at a loss to tell. No respectable hog will touch it, unless to save himself from starvation. ..."

4. Familiar Wild Flowers by Frederick Edward Hulme (1902)
"THE hogweed. euni ... The blossoms of the hogweed illustrate very well, again, another characteristic of most ..."

5. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman, Royal Entomological Society of London (1886)
"I HAVE not seen the flower of the hogweed or cow-parsnip (Heracleum sphondylium) mentioned as an attraction to moths, and I should like to add it to the ..."

6. Hortus Kewensis: Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1789)
"Spreading hogweed. Nat. of both Indies. Cult. 1690, in the royal garden at Hampton-court. Catal. infer. ..."

7. Flora Bedfordiensis, Comprehending Such Plants as Grow Wild in the County of by Charles Abbot (1798)
"Common hogweed. r— H. Sphondylium. Leaves doubly-winged, smooth, ... Narrow-leaved hogweed. — H. angusti- folium. Leaves with a cross in the wing, ..."

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