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butterfly weed

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noun
Also called orange milkweed. a North American milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa, having clusters of bright orange flowers.
an erect North American plant, Gaura coccinea, of the evening primrose family, having wandlike spikes of white to pink flowers turning red with age.
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Origin of butterfly weed

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20
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butterfly weed

noun
a North American asclepiadaceous plant, Asclepias tuberosa (or A. decumbens), having flat-topped clusters of bright orange flowersAlso called: orange milkweed, pleurisy root
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