occurs only in Job 31:40 (marginal note: “noisome weeds”), where it is the rendering of a Hebrew word (b'oshah) which means “offensive,” “having a bad smell,” referring to some weed perhaps which has an unpleasant odour

Or it may be regarded as simply any noxious weed, such as the “tares” or darnel (Lolium temulentum—a weed grass) of Matthew 13:30.

In Isaiah 5:2, 4 the plural form is rendered “wild grapes.”

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