Pigweed can mean any of a number of weedy plants which may be used as pig fodder:

* "Amaranthus" species
* "Chenopodium" species
* "Portulaca" species

For more information visit http://www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/amare.htm

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  • pigweed — /pig weed /, n. 1. any goosefoot of the genus Chenopodium, esp. C. album. 2. any of certain amaranths, as Amaranthus retroflexus. [1795 1805; PIG1 + WEED1] * * * ▪ plant       any of several coarse annual plants of cosmopolitan distribution that… …   Universalium

  • pigweed — /ˈpɪgwid/ (say pigweed) noun 1. a widely distributed, yellow flowered species of portulaca, Portulaca oleracea, used as a salad plant and potherb. 2. any of various other plants which resemble pigweed or which have been used as fodder for pigs,… …  

  • pigweed — žaliasis burnotis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Burnotinių šeimos daržovinis augalas (Amaranthus viridis). atitikmenys: lot. Amaranthus viridis angl. green amaranth; pigweed; slender amaranth; tropical green amaranth vok. grüner Amarant… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • pigweed — burnotis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Burnotinių (Amaranthaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Amaranthus). atitikmenys: lot. Amaranthus angl. amaranth; lovelies bleeding; pigweed vok. Amaranth; Fuchsschwanz rus. амарант; амарантус; щирица lenk …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • pigweed — noun Date: circa 1801 any of various vigorous weedy plants especially of the goosefoot or amaranth families …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pigweed — noun Any of various weedy plants sometimes used as pig fodder: Amaranthus, Chenopodium album, and Portulaca …   Wiktionary

  • pigweed — pig·weed pig .wēd n any of several plants of the genus Amaranthus (as A. retroflexus and A. hybridus) producing pollen that is an important hay fever allergen …   Medical dictionary

  • Pigweed — Amaranthus (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

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