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Princeton's WordNet

  1. milkweed, silkweednoun

    any of numerous plants of the genus Asclepias having milky juice and pods that split open releasing seeds with downy tufts

  2. milkweed, Sonchus oleraceusnoun

    annual Eurasian sow thistle with soft spiny leaves and rayed yellow flower heads


  1. milkweednoun

    Any of several plants, of the genus Asclepias, that have a milky sap and have pods that split to release seeds with silky tufts.

  2. milkweednoun

    A monarch butterfly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Milkweednoun

    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


  1. Milkweed

    Milkweed is a 2003 young adult historical fiction novel by American author Jerry Spinelli. The book is about a boy in Warsaw, Poland in the years of World War II during the Holocaust. Over time he is taken in by a Jewish group of orphans and he must avoid the German troops while living on the streets with other orphans. The story narrator is the boy in the future living in America recalling his past experiences. Despite being a historical fiction novel, Doctor Korczak, a minor character in the story is based on a real person named Janusz Korczak. Milkweed is the tale of a boy with no identity at a time when one's identity meant the difference between life and death. Published in 2003, the novel became a popular young adult work used by English teachers to facilitate a discussion of the Holocaust. Readers are immersed in the experiences of a child who does not fully comprehend what is happening around him in the Warsaw ghetto.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of milkweed in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of milkweed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    There are new programs to establish milkweed planting, and the public is urged very much to do so. The monarch's survival depends on it.

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