locoweed

noun
lo·co·weed | \ˈlō-(ˌ)kō-ˌwēd \

Definition of locoweed 

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

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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, "Back When We Thought Hemp Would Be a Billion-Dollar Crop," 20 Apr. 2018

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1879, in the meaning defined above

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locoweed

noun
lo·co·weed | \ˈlō-(ˌ)kō-ˌwēd \

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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