A close up of flowering chickweed.
chickweed definition by Webster's New World
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any of several low-growing plants (esp. genera Cerastium and Stellaria) of the pink family, often found as weeds in lawns and gardens
chickweed definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of various herbs of the genera Cerastium and Stellaria, especially S. media, a European weed naturalized worldwide. The herb has small white flowers, petals with two deep lobes, and opposite leaves.
Origin: So called because it is eaten by chickens.