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groundsel tree

noun
1.
a composite shrub, Baccharis halimifolia, having dull, gray-green leaves and fruit with tufts of long, white hair, growing in salt marshes of eastern North America.
Also called consumption weed.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45
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