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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 milk·weed /ˈmɪlkˌwid/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 milk·weed /ˈmɪlkˌwɪd/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Milk·weed n. Bot. Any plant of the genera Asclepias and Acerates, abounding in a milky juice, and having its seed attached to a long silky down; silkweed.  The name is also applied to several other plants with a milky juice, as to several kinds of spurge.  Its leaves are a favorite food source for the larvae of the monarch butterfly.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: any of numerous plants of the genus Asclepias having milky
           juice and pods that split open releasing seeds with
           downy tufts [syn: silkweed]
      2: annual Eurasian sow thistle with soft spiny leaves and rayed
         yellow flower heads [syn: Sonchus oleraceus]