: 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 WebThe 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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