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Meaning of NECKWEED

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Neck"weed`\, n. (Bot.)
(a) An American annual weed ({veronica peregrina}), with
    small white flowers and a roundish pod.
(b) The hemp; -- so called as furnishing ropes for hanging
    criminals. --Dr. prior.

 

 

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