neckweed


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Neckweed \Neck"weed`\, n. (Bot.)
   (a) An American annual weed (veronica peregrina), with
       small white flowers and a roundish pod.
   (b) The hemp; -- so called as furnishing ropes for hanging
       criminals. --Dr. Prior.
       [1913 Webster]
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