camote de raton

noun
camote de ra·​ton | \ -dərəˈtōn \

Definition of camote de raton

: an herb (Hoffmanseggia densiflora) of the family Leguminosae found in alkaline areas of the desert of southern U.S. having orange-red flowers and glandular-dotted chiefly basal tufted leaves with several pairs of leaflets

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History and Etymology for camote de raton

Mexican Spanish camote de ratón, literally, mouse yam

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“Camote de raton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camote%20de%20raton. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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