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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of numerous plants of the genus Asclepias having milky juice and pods that split open releasing seeds with downy tufts.

Usage examples (7)
  • Their lines were made of the tough, fibrous, silken bark of the variety of milkweed or silkweed, already mentioned.
  • Walking in the lane, we came upon a large mixed flock, feeding on the thistles and silkweed of an adjoining field which is overrun with these weeds.
  • The patient should also drink freely of a strong tea of liverwort, and use bitters composed of one-third silkweed root and two-thirds butterfly root.
  • The wild cucumber, a very troublesome plant, the great white convolvulus, the dodder, the field sorrel, the pokeweed, the silkweed, with one or two plantains and... for more
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