rabbitbrush

[ rab-it-bruhsh ]
/ ˈræb ɪtˌbrʌʃ /
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noun

any of several composite shrubs of the genus Chrysothamnus, of the western U.S. and Mexico, having whitish, hairy branches and yellow flowers.

Origin of rabbitbrush

1860–65; rabbit + brush2; so called because it provides shelter for jackrabbits
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