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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahyuh r-weed]
    • /ˈfaɪərˌwid/
    • /ˈfaɪəˌrwid/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyuh r-weed]
    • /ˈfaɪərˌwid/

Definitions of fireweed word

  • noun fireweed any of various plants appearing in recently burned clearings, as the willow herb, Epilobium angustifolium. 1
  • noun fireweed A perennial herbaceous plant (Epilobium angustifolium) in the willowherb family Onagraceae. 1
  • noun fireweed any of various plants that appear as first vegetation in burnt-over areas, esp rosebay willowherb 0
  • noun fireweed a weedy North American plant, Erechtites hieracifolia, having small white or greenish flowers: family Asteraceae (composites) 0
  • noun fireweed an Australian rainforest tree, Stenocarpus sinuatus, having whorls of bright red flowers 0
  • noun fireweed any of a number of plants that grow readily on cleared or burned-over land; esp., a species (Epilobium angustifolium) of willow herb, with purplish-red flowers 0

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Origin of fireweed

First appearance:

before 1775
One of the 45% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1775-85; fire + weed1

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Parts of speech for Fireweed


fireweed popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 59% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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