restharrow

restharrow

[rest-har-oh]
noun
a low, pink-flowered European shrub, Ononis spinosa, of the legume family, having tough roots that hinder the plow or harrow.

Origin:
1540–50; rest1 + harrow1

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restharrow (ˈrɛstˌhærəʊ)
 
n
any of several Eurasian leguminous plants of the genus Ononis, such as O. repens and O. spinosa, with tough stems and roots
 
[C16: from rest variant of arrest (to hinder, stop) + harrow1]

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