any of several low-growing plants (esp. genera Cerastium and Stellaria) of the pink family, often found as weeds in lawns and gardens
Origin of chickweed; from earlier chickenweed: so named because eaten by chickens
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)