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weedy

(of a plant) resembling a weed in rapid or straggling growth
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And still entranced I crouched by her side near the further side, with only unkempt grass-plot and a weedy path between us and that ponderous door, wide open still, and replaced by a section of the lighted hail within.
All the plants have a wretched, weedy appearance, and I did not see one beautiful flower.
Suddenly my attention was arrested by a weedy looking young man rushing down the street at a great pace.
Whether they were or not, did not appear; but they all had a weedy look.
Ere that come to pass; ere the Pequod's weedy hull rolls side by side with the barnacled hulls of the leviathan; at the outset it is but well to attend to a matter almost indispensable to a thorough appreciative understanding of the more special leviathanic revelations and allusions of all sorts which are to follow.
I think there was some compromise in the cap; but otherwise she was as weedy as in the early days of her mourning.
Then you can imagine the times that he had with his companions, ducking under the rollers; or coming in on top of a comber and landing with a swash and a splutter as the big wave went whirling far up the beach; or standing up on his tail and scratching his head as the old people did; or playing "I'm the King of the Castle" on slippery, weedy rocks that just stuck out of the wash.
His coat hung on him as on a peg; he wore his carrot-coloured hair long and weedy; his cheeks and chin were fully fringed with one of those irritating beards that begin far from the mouth.
'In Malaysia, the rice industry is facing a serious challenge to manage weedy rice since it was first detected in 1988,' he said, adding that only 5 per cent of weedy rice infestation had caused Malaysia US$20 million in monetary loss.
Michele and Zelah Weedy ended up seventh in the line throw and Janine Graham 10th in the surf race.
Among the weed species that limit the productivity of irrigated rice, weedy rice (Oryza sativa L.) (GALON et al., 2012) and barnyardgrass (Echinochloa spp.) (AGOSTINETTO et al., 2010) are of particular importance.
Persicaria has a bit of a reputation - its common name is knotweed, and many regard it as just that - weedy and invasive.