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meadowfoam

noun mead·ow·foam \ˈme-(ˌ)dō-ˌfōm\

Definition of MEADOWFOAM

:  any of a genus (Limnanthes of the family Limnanthaceae) of annual herbs of the Pacific coast of North America having white or yellow flowers and including some (as L. alba) grown for their seeds which yield an oil used chiefly as an industrial lubricant and in cosmetics

First Known Use of MEADOWFOAM

1897

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