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restharrow

[rest-har-oh] /ˈrɛstˌhær oʊ/
noun
1.
a low, pink-flowered European shrub, Ononis spinosa, of the legume family, having tough roots that hinder the plow or harrow.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; rest1 + harrow1
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restharrow

/ˈrɛstˌhærəʊ/
noun
1.
any of several Eurasian leguminous plants of the genus Ononis, such as O. repens and O. spinosa, with tough stems and roots
Word Origin
C16: from rest variant of arrest (to hinder, stop) + harrow1
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