bishop's weed

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bishops weed (countable and uncountable, plural bishop's weeds)

  1. Aegopodium podagraria (ground elder, herb Gerard, bishop's goutweed), a common weed of temperate regions
  2. Visnaga daucoides (syn. Ammi visnaga); toothpickweed
  3. Ammi majus (false bishop's weed, laceflower)
  4. Houttuynia cordata (heartleaf, lizard tail)
  5. Trachyspermum ammi (ajwain), of which the flower pods and leaves are used as a spice and herb in parts of Asia and Africa