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Noun: milkweed  'milk,weed
  1. Any of numerous plants of the genus Asclepias having milky juice and pods that split open releasing seeds with downy tufts
    - silkweed
  2. Annual Eurasian sow thistle with soft spiny leaves and rayed yellow flower heads
    - Sonchus oleraceus

Derived forms: milkweeds

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant, milk thistle, sow thistle

Part of: Asclepias, genus Asclepias

Encyclopedia: Milkweed