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rabbitbrush

[rab-it-bruhsh]
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noun
  1. any of several composite shrubs of the genus Chrysothamnus, of the western U.S. and Mexico, having whitish, hairy branches and yellow flowers.
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Origin of rabbitbrush

1860–65; rabbit + brush2; so called because it provides shelter for jackrabbits
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  • The valley floor and valley terraces are dotted with saltbush, rabbitbrush, greasewood, and sagebrush.

    Aztec Ruins National Monument--New Mexico

    John M. Corbett