brittlebush

[ brit-l-boosh ]
/ ˈbrɪt lˌbʊʃ /

noun

any of several composite plants of the genus Encelia, of desert regions of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having alternate leaves and yellow ray flowers with a yellow or purple center.

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Origin of brittlebush

1905–10, Americanism;brittle + bush1, so called from the texture of its leaves
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