any of numerous plants of the genus Asclepias having milky juice and pods that split open releasing seeds with downy tufts
Syn: ↑milkweed
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Asclepias, ↑genus Asclepias

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • silkweed — noun Date: 1784 milkweed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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