silverweed [sil-ver-weed] Word Origin noun
- a plant, Potentilla anserina, of the rose family, the leaves of which have a silvery pubescence on the underside.
- any of several other plants having leaves with a silvery appearance.
Origin of silverweed First recorded in 1570–80; silver + weed1 British Dictionary definitions for silverweed silverweed noun
- a rosaceous perennial creeping plant, Potentilla anserina, with silvery pinnate leaves and yellow flowers
- any of various convolvulaceous shrubs of the genus Argyreia, of SE Asia and Australia, having silvery leaves and purple flowers