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butterweed

[buht-er-weed] /ˈbʌt ərˌwid/
noun
1.
any wild plant having conspicuously yellow flowers or leaves.
2.
the horseweed.
3.
a ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) or groundsel (S. vulgaris), both having yellow ray flowers.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; butter + weed1
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