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Meaning of milkweed

milk•weed

Pronunciation: (milk'wēd"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several plants that secrete a milky juice or latex, esp. those of the genus Asclepias, as A. syriaca. Cf.
  2. any of various other plants having a milky juice, as certain spurges.
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