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 . Also called stinking chamomile .
Origin of mayweedMiddle English maythe weed, mayyen wed alteration ( influenced by May ) ( maiden ) of maithe from Old English mægtha