1. [ noun ] (botany) any of numerous plants of the genus Asclepias having milky juice and pods that split open releasing seeds with downy tufts
Synonyms: silkweed
Related terms: herb blood_flower purple_silkweed poke_milkweed swamp_milkweed Mead's_milkweed white_milkweed showy_milkweed poison_milkweed butterfly_weed whorled_milkweed Asclepias
2. [ noun ] (botany) annual Eurasian sow thistle with soft spiny leaves and rayed yellow flower heads
Synonyms: Sonchus_oleraceus
Related terms: sow_thistle
Similar spelling:   milk-white