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deerweed

[deer-weed] /ˈdɪərˌwid/
noun
1.
any of several shrubby Californian plants belonging to the genus Lotus, of the legume family, especially L. scoparious, having pinnate leaves and clusters of yellow flowers.
Also, deer weed.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15, Americanism; deer + weed1
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