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synonyms for ragweed

  • antigen
  • dander
  • irritant
  • pollen
  • dust mite
  • foreign substance
  • immune trigger
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How to use ragweed in a sentence

North America experiences tree pollen in the springtime, grass pollen in the summer and weed pollen, primarily ragweed, in the fall.
EVERY SEASON EXCEPT SUMMER IS GETTING SHORTER, A SIGN OF TROUBLE FOR PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENTKASHA PATELSEPTEMBER 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The first half of September typically features the peak of ragweed pollen, if you’re sniffling these days.
UPDATED FORECAST: SHOWERS AND STORMS OVERNIGHT WITH HEAVY DOWNPOURSIAN LIVINGSTON, JASON SAMENOWSEPTEMBER 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Of our ragweed not much can be set down that is complimentary, except that its name in the botany is Ambrosia, food of the gods.
A YEAR IN THE FIELDSJOHN BURROUGHS
Golden ragweed blazed in all the fields, and the swallows began to assemble for their journey south.
LIVES OF THE FUR FOLKM. D. HAVILAND
"Like a ragweed," she laughed, taking him into the kitchen, where she brought him a chair from the sitting-room.
THE BIOGRAPHY OF A PRAIRIE GIRLELEANOR GATES
It is bounded on the north by goldenrod, on the south by ragweed, on the east by asthma and the pollen of anemophylous plants.
SHANDYGAFFCHRISTOPHER MORLEY
Every year thousands of ragweed and groundsel seeds must be blown on to the shale-heap, but they never manage to grow there.
THE ROMANCE OF PLANT LIFEG. F. SCOTT ELLIOT
The ragweed grew everywhere it pleased, affording grand cover for the quail.
THE KILLERSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
Yellow-stick, the ragwort or ragweed, which grows to a great size in Ireland.
THE FAIRY MYTHOLOGYTHOMAS KEIGHTLEY
Then there's this ragweed; if I let it alone, it will choke out every thing else.
THE OLD MARKET-CARTMRS. F. B. SMITH
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WORDS RELATED TO RAGWEED

  • antigen
  • dander
  • dust mite
  • foreign substance
  • immune trigger
  • irritant
  • pollen
  • ragweed
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.