A close up of flowering chickweed.
any of several low-growing plants (esp. genera Cerastium and Stellaria) of the pink family, often found as weeds in lawns and gardens
Any of various herbs of the genera Cerastium and Stellaria of the pink family, especially S. media, a cosmopolitan weed having small white flowers with deeply notched petals.
Origin of chickweedSo called because it is eaten by chickens.
(usually uncountable, plural chickweeds)
- Any of several small-leaved herbs of the genera Cerastium and Stellaria.