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deerweed

or deer weed

[deer-weed] /ˈdɪərˌwid/
noun
1.
any of several shrubby Californian plants belonging to the genus Lotus, of the legume family, especially L. scoparious, having pinnate leaves and clusters of yellow flowers.
Origin of deerweed
1910-1915
An Americanism dating back to 1910-15; deer + weed1
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