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A plant of the daisy family, with hairy or downy leaves and inconspicuous flowers.
- ‘Lowland cudweed may be found in low moist places such as along streams puddles, and in dried vernal pools.’
- ‘If all cudweeds were to vanish from our realm, we'd not notice a difference.’
- ‘Other locals include yarrow, pussytoes, mallow, cudweed, meadowsweet, and chickweed.’
- ‘Cheyenne furthermore obtained a dye from cudweed to rub upon their bodies as protection in battle.’
- ‘The cudweeds were soon covered with dozens of painted lady caterpillars.’
Mid 16th century: from cud + weed, said to be given to cattle who had lost their cud.
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