locoweed

[loh-koh-weed]

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.

Nearby words

  1. locomotion,
  2. locomotive,
  3. locomotive engineer,
  4. locomotor,
  5. locomotor ataxia,
  6. locrian,
  7. locris,
  8. locular,
  9. loculate,
  10. loculation

Origin of locoweed

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; loco + weed1

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British Dictionary definitions for locoweed

locoweed

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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