copperweed

noun

Definition of copperweed

  1. :  a tall shrubby herb (Oxytenia acerosa) of the family Compositae that is troublesome especially in the Western U.S. as a plant poisonous to stock

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Origin and Etymology of copperweed

so called from the copper-colored flowers


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