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Meaning of "giant hogweed" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIANT HOGWEED

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WHAT DOES GIANT HOGWEED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

giant hogweed

Heracleum mantegazzianum

Heracleum mantegazzianum, commonly known as giant hogweed, cartwheel-flower, giant cow parsnip,"hogsbane" or giant cow parsley, is a plant in the family Apiaceae. In New Zealand it is also sometimes called wild parsnip, or wild rhubarb, It typically grows to heights of 2–5.5 m. Superficially, it resembles common hogweed, Heracleum sosnowskyi or garden angelica. It is phototoxic and considered to be a noxious weed in many jurisdictions. Giant hogweed is native to the Caucasus Region and Central Asia. It was introduced to Britain as an ornamental in the 19th century, and it has also spread to Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Latvia, the United States and Canada. The sap of giant hogweed causes phytophotodermatitis in humans, resulting in blisters, long-lasting scars, and—if it comes in contact with eyes—blindness. These serious reactions are due to the furocoumarin derivatives in the leaves, roots, stems, flowers, and seeds of the plant.

Definition of giant hogweed in the English dictionary

The definition of giant hogweed in the dictionary is an umbelliferous garden escape, Heracleum mantegazzianum, a tall species of cow parsley that grows up to 31⁄2 metres and whose irritant hairs and sap can cause a severe reaction if handled Also called: cartwheel flower.

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Synonyms and antonyms of giant hogweed in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «giant hogweed» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIANT HOGWEED

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Translator English - Chinese

巨人hogweed
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

perejil gigante
570 millions of speakers

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giant hogweed
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विशाल hogweed
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

hogweed العملاق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гигантские борщевиков
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

hogweed gigante
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Translator English - Bengali

দৈত্য hogweed
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Translator English - French

la berce du Caucase
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Translator English - Malay

Hogweed gergasi
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Translator English - German

Riesen-Bärenklau
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Translator English - Japanese

巨大ブタクサ
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Translator English - Korean

거대한 hogweed
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Translator English - Javanese

Hogweed buta
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Translator English - Vietnamese

hogweed khổng lồ
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Translator English - Tamil

பெரிய hogweed
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Translator English - Marathi

राक्षस हॉगवेड
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Translator English - Turkish

Dev hogweed
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

hogweed gigante
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Translator English - Polish

barszcz gigant
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Translator English - Ukrainian

гігантські борщівник
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Translator English - Romanian

branca ursului gigant
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Translator English - Greek

γιγαντιαίο ηράκλειο
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Translator English - Afrikaans

reuse bere kloue
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Translator English - Swedish

jättelokan
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Translator English - Norwegian

kjempebjørnekjeks
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIANT HOGWEED»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about giant hogweed

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIANT HOGWEED»

Discover the use of giant hogweed in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to giant hogweed and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ecology and Management of Giant Hogweed (Heracleum ...
This book, the output of a three-year EU project involving 40 European experts, is an authoritative compendium of current knowledge on this amazing invasive plant and will facilitate improved management.
M. Cock, W. Nentwig, H.P. Ravn, 2007
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The Curse of the Giant Hogweed
Chasing a vile English plant, Professor Peter Shandy and his friends go on a most peculiar trip The giant hogweed, a creeping menace known for crushing the life out of any plant foolish enough to get in its way, has put the hedgerows and ...
Charlotte MacLeod, 2012
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New Scientist
IN THE PAST 50 years the distribution of giant hogweed (Heracleum manteggazzianum) in Britain has increased more than 40-fold. It invades and bespoils amenity areas and is becoming an agricultural pest. Native wildlife is displaced by it, ...
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Giant Hogweed
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, McBrewster John, 2010
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Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological ...
Cock, M.J.W. and Seier, M.K. (2007) The scope for biological control of giant hogweed, Heracleum mantegazzianum. In: Pysek, P., Cock, M.J.W., Nentwig, W., and Ravn, H.P. (eds) Ecology andManagement ofGiant Hogweed. CABI Publishing ...
R. Sforza, M. C. Bon, 2008
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Allelopathy: A Physiological Process with Ecological ...
For example, Heracleum mantegazziunum , appropriately called giant hogweed in North America, is a relatively rare endemic restricted to a small and remote part of the Caucasus Mountains in the Republic of Georgia (Kolakovsky, 1961; ...
Manuel Joaquín Reigosa Roger, Nuria Pedrol, Luís González, 2006
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Principles of Pharmacology: The Pathophysiologic Basis of ...
Some plants in the families Umbelliferae (such as parsley, parsnip, dill, celery, and giant hogweed), Rutaceae (such as limes and lemons), and Moraceae (such as figs) contain psoralen isomers (furocoumarins) in leaves, stems, or sap that ...
David E. Golan, 2008
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Apiaceae: Anise, Astydamia, Cicuta, Conium, Hogweed, List of ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Source Wikipedia, 2013
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Healing Lyme Disease Naturally: History, Analysis, and ...
The US. and Europe are suffering from an invasion of Indian jewelweed ( Impatiens glandulifem, policeman's helmet), the Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica), and the dreaded giant hogweed (Heracleum mategazzianum). The giant ...
Wolf D. Storl, 2011
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Bird Habitat Management in Ports and Waterways
In Europe, invasive species include Japanese knotweed {Polygonum cuspidatuni ), Himalayan balsam (Impatiens gtandulifera), and Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegamamtm) which can form extensive monoculture stands that shade out ...
‎2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIANT HOGWEED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term giant hogweed is used in the context of the following news items.
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How hogweed sap can cause third degree burns and even blindness
Giant hogweed, Heracleum mantegazzianum, can grow up to 16 ft high. It's a member of the Apiaceae family, which includes carrots, parsnips ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Beware of giant hogweed
“People also need to be aware that it is only giant hogweed that is the problem. This can be up to 10ft tall and has evil-looking pointy leaves. «Wigan Today, Jul 15»
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Don't hug the hogweed, says Simon
image THE story reported by the BBC this week about children burned by coming into contact with giant hogweed has prompted Simon Kerr to ... «East Grinstead Online, Jul 15»
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What is giant hogweed and where does it grow? Everything you …
Giant hogweed is a very invasive plant which is dangerous to humans, but there are ways to stay safe from it if you know what to look out for. «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Danger: Giant Hogweed alert in Antrim
South Antrim TUV rep Richard Cairns is warning of the dangers of Giant Hogweed, which is growing in various locations in Antrim. «Antrim Times, Jul 15»
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Kap golfers warned to stay clear of toxic plants
Cow parsnip looks similar and is in the same plant category as the invasive species giant hogweed, which has been spreading and creating ... «Timmins Press, Jul 15»
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Poisonous plants to keep out your garden if you've got kids
Parents worried by reports of children suffering severe burns from giant hogweed should be aware of other dangers posed by plant that look ... «Manchester Evening News, Jul 15»
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Top five invasive species that pose a threat to Finnish nature
The giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum), native to Central Asia, is one of Europe's most pernicious invasive species. It not only ... «YLE News, Jul 15»
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Giant hogweed an increasing presence in Huron County
Mark Coulthard of Weed Man Truly Nolen stands behind some giant hogweed plants he recently encountered in the Bluewater Beach area. «Goderich Signal Star, Jul 15»
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Renfrew woman Sherry Steeves badly burned by invasive wild parsnip
... was gardening two weeks ago when she had a run-in with the wild parsnip, an invasive species that's a close relative of giant hogweed. «CBC.ca, Jul 15»

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