One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A weed which is considered to be harmful to the environment or animals, especially one which may be the subject of regulations governing attempts to control it.‘a trial of remote-controlled helicopter technology in the fight against noxious weeds, mosquitoes, and other pests’as modifier ‘most states have their own noxious weed laws’
- ‘Many states require the control of noxious weeds because of their harmful impact on recreational areas and farmland.’
- ‘‘This perennial garden plant has become a noxious weed and is spreading rapidly throughout North America,’ says Farr.’
- ‘The formation of buds on roots enables the propagation of plants by root cuttings and is an important means of spreading noxious weeds.’
- ‘Do not compost meat scraps, dead animals, pet manure, diseased plant material, or noxious weeds.’
- ‘A project that removes noxious weeds, re-plants vegetation and stops soil erosion in an ecologically sensitive area of Alberta is going ahead for the second year.’
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