plural -s
: any of several Californian plants of the genus Orthocarpus (such as O. purpurascens)

Word History


American Spanish, literally, little broom, diminutive of escoba broom, from Latin scopa, scopae

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“Escobita.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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