n. the stinking camomile, Anthemis cotula.
Etymology: earlier maidwede f. obs. maithe(n) f. OE magothe, maeliggtha + WEED

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  • Mayweed — is a common name for two different species of flowering plants and also a name commonly used for several members of the tribe Anthemideae whose species are currently in a flux of renaming: Species with common name of Mayweed Anthemis cotula L.… …   Wikipedia

  • mayweed — [mā′wēd΄] n. [for maidweed < * maythe weed < OE magothe, mayweed (prob. akin to mægeth, maiden) + WEED2] DOG FENNEL (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • Mayweed — May weed , n. (Bot.) (a) A composite plant ({Anthemis Cotula}), having a strong odor; dog s fennel. It is a native of Europe, now common by the roadsides in the United States. (b) The feverfew. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mayweed — noun a wild chamomile typically found as a weed of waste ground. [Anthemis cotula (stinking mayweed), Tripleurospermum inodorum (scentless mayweed), and other species.] Origin C16: from maythe(n), an earlier name for this plant, + weed …   English new terms dictionary

  • mayweed — /ˈmeɪwid/ (say mayweed) noun a herb, Anthemis cotula, native to Europe and Asia, and naturalised elsewhere, having ill scented foliage, and flower heads with a yellow disc and white rays. {obsolete mayth mayweed (Old English mægtha) + weed1, with …   Australian English dictionary

  • mayweed — šuninis bobramunis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Anthemis cotula), paplitęs Europoje, Afrikoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Anthemis cotula angl. dog fennel; mayweed; mayweed chamomile;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • mayweed — Fennel Fen nel (f[e^]n n[e^]l), n. [AS. fenol, finol, from L. feniculum, faeniculum, dim. of fenum, faenum, hay: cf. F. fenouil. Cf. {Fenugreek}. {Finochio}.] (Bot.) A perennial plant of the genus {F[ae]niculum} ({F[ae]niculum vulgare}), having… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mayweed — /may weed /, n. a composite plant, Anthemis cotula, native to Europe and Asia but naturalized in North America, having pungent, rank smelling foliage and flower heads with a yellow disk and white rays. [1545 55; obs. mayth mayweed (ME maithe, OE… …   Universalium

  • mayweed — noun Less common name for a mayflower …   Wiktionary

  • mayweed — may·weed (maґwēd) Anthemis cotula …   Medical dictionary

  • mayweed — may·weed …   English syllables

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