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English definition of “weed”

weed

noun [C]  /wid/ us  
any wild plant that grows in a garden or field where it is not wanted: My garden is overrun with weeds.

weed

verb [I/T]  /wid/ us  
to remove wild, unwanted plants: [I] I weeded all afternoon.
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