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Definition 1: any of numerous chiefly North American weedy plants constituting the genus Ambrosia that produce highly allergenic pollen responsible for much hay fever and asthma - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for bitterweed in the sense of this definition

(bitterweed is a kind of ...) any plant that crowds out cultivated plants

(... is a kind of bitterweed ) annual weed with finely divided foliage and spikes of green flowers; common in North America; introduced elsewhere accidentally

(... is a kind of bitterweed ) a coarse annual with some leaves deeply and palmately three-cleft or five-cleft

(... is a kind of bitterweed ) coarse perennial ragweed with creeping roots of dry barren lands of southwestern United States and Mexico

(... is a member of bitterweed) comprising the ragweeds; in some classification considered the type genus of a separate family Ambrosiaceae

Definition 2: widespread European weed with spiny tongue-shaped leaves and yellow flowers; naturalized in United States - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for bitterweed in the sense of this definition

(bitterweed is a kind of ...) any plant that crowds out cultivated plants

(... is a member of bitterweed) genus of weedy Old World yellow-flowered herbs usually containing a bitter-tasting substance: bitterweed

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