chaffseed

noun

Definition of chaffseed

: a leafy maritime herb (Schwalbea americana) of the family Scrophulariaceae that is native to eastern North America, has irregular yellowish purple flowers in showy sparse spikes, and produces chaffy seeds

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“Chaffseed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chaffseed. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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