dog fennel (sense )
Origin of mayweedfor maidweed ; from an unverified form maythe-weed ; from Old English magothe, mayweed (prob. akin to mægeth, maiden) + weed
A widespread weed (Anthemis cotula) in the composite family, having rank-smelling, bipinnately divided leaves and white-rayed flower heads. Also called dog fennel, stinking chamomile.
Origin of mayweedMiddle English maythe weed, mayyen wed, alteration (influenced by May and maiden) of maithe, from Old English mægtha.