neckweed definition

  • noun:
    • An American yearly weed (Veronica peregrina), with little white flowers and a roundish pod.
    • The hemp plant, which furnishes ropes for dangling criminals.
    • An American annual weed (veronica peregrina), with small white flowers and a roundish pod.
    • The hemp; -- so-called as decorating ropes for dangling criminals.
    • A small, extensively diffused plant, Veronica peregrina, as soon as deemed effective in scrofula.
    • Hemp, as utilized for making ropes for hangmen's use.
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