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tarweed

[tahr-weed] /ˈtɑrˌwid/
noun
1.
any of several resinous or gummy, composite plants of the genus Grindelia, having solitary flower heads.
Origin of tarweed
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; tar1 + weed1
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  • The tarweed, especially, was stubborn under even the most vigorous wielding of his sharpened hoe.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
  • The tiny flames licked past them in the tarweed; they did not heed.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
  • Lysander, tired of waiting, came striding through the tarweed, with his hoe on his shoulder.

    Stories of the Foot-hills Margaret Collier Graham
  • An abundance of tarweed, restricted to the deposit area, might well be considered a vegetation association.

  • The fire had leaped the cleared path and was greedily eating in all directions through the short, pitchy growth of tarweed.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
  • The brushed marks went not only through the carpet of pine needles, but through the tarweed, the snow brush, the manzañita.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
  • Bears do not eat it, so the name Bear-clover is poor, and tarweed belongs to another plant.

  • He raked carefully his broad path among the pine needles, laying bare the brown earth; hoed and chopped in the tarweed and brush.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
  • He looked down upon his clothes, stuccoed with tarweed burrs and wet mud.

    Stanford Stories Charles K. Field

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