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weedy

(of a plant) resembling a weed in rapid or straggling growth
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This was done because birds that grow up in big broods have fewer resources devoted to them and will be of a lower quality-weaker, weedier and poorer singers.
Some hunting enthusiasts have begun to breed smaller, weedier Clumbers that look and act more like other field-bred spaniels, thus losing the breed type and hunting style that are the distinguishing attributes of the breed," said Wells.
The filly, backed from 8-1 to 13-2 on course, stood out among some weedier youngsters in the paddock, and winning trainer Gary Moore said: "She is a gorgeous filly.
One study found that spraying fire retardants in some cases decreased plant species diversity, as weedier species better adapted to make use of excess nitrogen in the soil tended to thrive while native species were not able to compete.
Jimmy McCracken manfully played the other weedier sister, the pair running rings around their long-suffering father Baron Hardup, played by Brian Collister.
Whereas the typical flavor of great burgundy may be identified as faintly reminiscent of boiled or roasted beets, some of the early-1980s Santa Barbara pinot noirs were weedier, more akin to asparagus, canned beans or cooked spinach.
The results indicate that plants from the two regions differ, with North American populations exhibiting weedier gr owth (i.