Main meanings of winter weed in English

: winter weed1winter weed2

winter weed1

noun

rare, archaic
  • In plural or as a mass noun. Clothes worn, or suitable to be worn, in winter. Often (especially in early use) in poetic and figurative contexts.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Michael Drayton (1536–1631), poet. From winter + weed.

Pronunciation

winter weed

/ˈwɪntə ˌwiːd/

Main meanings of winter weed in English

: winter weed1winter weed2

winter weed2

noun

  • Any of various small herbaceous plants which flourish in winter and are regarded as weeds; especially speedwells (genus Veronica) (now rare), and (in the United States) chickweed, Stellaria media.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Marshall (bap. 1745, d. 1818), agricultural writer and land agent. From winter + weed.

Pronunciation

winter weed

/ˈwɪntə ˌwiːd/