Definition of spirit weed in English:

spirit weed

Pronunciation /ˈspɪrɪt wiːd/


  • 1 rare A shrub or small tree of the tropical American genus Aegiphila (family Lamiaceae); specifically (in later use more fully "Caribbean spirit weed") A. martinicensis. Compare spirit wood .

  • 2Caribbean A tropical American plant with strongly scented foliage used in cookery and herbal medicine, Eryngium foetidum (family Apiaceae).

    Also called culantro, Mexican coriander, long coriander.


Late 17th century (in an earlier sense). From spirit + weed.