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deerweed

or deer weed

[ deer-weed ]
/ ˈdɪərˌwid /
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noun

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.

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Origin of deerweed

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; deer + weed1
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