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restharrow

[ rest-har-oh ]

noun

  1. a low, pink-flowered European shrub, Ononis spinosa, of the legume family, having tough roots that hinder the plow or harrow.


restharrow

/ ˈrɛstˌhærəʊ /

noun

  1. any of several Eurasian leguminous plants of the genus Ononis , such as O. repens and O. spinosa , with tough stems and roots


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Word History and Origins

Origin of restharrow1

First recorded in 1540–50; rest 1 + harrow 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of restharrow1

C16: from rest variant of arrest (to hinder, stop) + harrow 1
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Example Sentences

At the end of Restharrow Street was a garage, and a yard where chauffeurs were accustomed to "tune up" their engines.

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