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Giggle Weeds

A woman in Indianapolis, Indiana, says her father regularly used the phrase out in the giggle weeds, meaning out in the middle of nowhere or off the beaten path. Giggle weed is slang for both marijuana and jimson weed, a naturally growing highly...

Origin of Jimson Weed Name

The plant jimson weed has dangerous hallucinogenic effects. The weed takes its name from Jamestown, Virginia. In 1676, settlers there ingested the weed, and its poisonous effects were vividly described a few years later in a volume called The...

Hairy Panic

“Hairy panic” is a weed that’s wreaking havoc in a small Australian town. The panic in its name has nothing to do with extreme anxiety or overpowering fear. Hairy panic, also known as panic grass, in the scientific genus Panicum...

weed in a can

weed in a can  n.— «“Drank” is being billed as the anti-energy drink, to help you relax and soothe out the day. The key ingredients in the grape-flavored drink are melatonin, valerian root and rose hip. Those are all herbs used to...

weed and feed

weed and feed  n.— «Many landscape trees and shrubs are damaged or killed each year by the careless application of weed killers to lawns, including those found in mixes of weed killers and fertilizers (commonly called “weed and feeds”)...

weed

weed  n.— «Dantonio wanted to get guys to quit, wanted the weak, or the “the weeds” as he called them, to leave. It was a risk. Maybe he’d lose some talent, but what good is it if the character is corosive?» —“Spartans...