locoweed

noun
lo·​co·​weed | \ ˈlō-(ˌ)kō-ˌwēd How to pronounce locoweed (audio) \

Definition of locoweed

: any of several leguminous plants (genera Astragalus and Oxytropis) of western North America that cause locoism especially in livestock

Examples of locoweed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The unincorporated community got its name after the locoweed, a common North American poisonous plant synonymous for causing livestock to grow weak and lose muscular control. Timothy Fanning, San Antonio Express-News, 28 Jan. 2022 The drug is usually produced from wild hemp or locoweed which can be found on vacant lots and along railroad tracks in every state. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of locoweed

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Locoweed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/locoweed. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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locoweed

noun
lo·​co·​weed | \ ˈlō-(ˌ)kō-ˌwēd How to pronounce locoweed (audio) \

Medical Definition of locoweed

: any of several leguminous plants (genera Astragalus and Oxytropis) of western North America that cause locoism in livestock

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