Origin of chickweedfrom earlier chickenweed: so named because eaten by chickens
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)
- This handmade soap is infused with herbs and includes organic oatmeal, organic pal, olive, and coconut oils, calendula, chickweed, plantain, essential tea tree oils, lavender, and other all-natural organic substances.
- Chickweed (Stellaria media), applied as a poultice (crushed or chopped herbs applied directly to the skin) or added to bathwater, may also help relieve itching.
- Chickweed ointment can also sooth irritated skin when it is applied once or twice daily.
- When the carpels are united, as in the pear, arbutus and chickweed, the pistil becomes syncarpous.
- Every morning after breakfast I prepared his bath, made his cage clean and sweet, filled his cups with fresh seed and water from the well-house, and hung a spray of chickweed in his swing.