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locoweed

[ loh-koh-weed ]
/ ˈloʊ koʊˌwid /
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noun

any of various leguminous plants of the genera Astragalus and Oxytropis, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, causing locoism in sheep, horses, etc.

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Origin of locoweed

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; loco + weed1
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British Dictionary definitions for locoweed

locoweed
/ (ˈləʊkəʊˌwiːd) /

noun

any of several perennial leguminous plants of the genera Oxytropis and Astragalus of W North America that cause loco disease in horses, cattle, and sheep
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