mule fat

mule-fat

[myool-fat]
noun
a composite shrub, Baccharis viminea, of California, having willowlike leaves and clustered flowers, growing in riverbeds.

Origin:
1930–35; so called from its being a source of food for mule deer

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mule fat

noun
California shrub with slender leafy shoots that are important browse for mule deer 
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