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noun British English pronunciation: weed /wiːd/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable] a plant that grows easily and is usually found in places where you do not want it

    The garden was overgrown with weeds.

    A chemical weedkiller can be used to kill persistent weeds.

    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] a plant or mass of plants growing in water
      See also  seaweed
  2. 2
    [countable] British informal someone who is thin and weak
  3. 3
    [uncountable] informal the drug cannabis
  4. 4

    the weed

    informal tobacco


This is the British English definition of weed. View American English definition of weed