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locoweed

[loh-koh-weed] /ˈloʊ koʊˌwid/
noun
1.
any of various leguminous plants of the genera Astragalus and Oxytropis, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, causing locoism in sheep, horses, etc.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism; loco + weed1
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locoweed

/ˈləʊkəʊˌwiːd/
noun
1.
any of several perennial leguminous plants of the genera Oxytropis and Astragalus of W North America that cause loco disease in horses, cattle, and sheep
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