Amaranthus spinosus, commonly known as the spiny amaranth, spiny pigweed, prickly amaranth or thorny amaranth. It is native to the tropical Americas, but it is present on most continents as an introduced species and sometimes a noxious weed. It can be a serious weed of rice cultivation in Asia.
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1. erect annual of tropical central Asia and Africa having a pair of divergent spines at most leaf nodes
(synonym) thorny amaranth
(hypernym) herb, herbaceous plant
(member-holonym) Amaranthus, genus Amaranthus
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