rubber rabbitbrush


Definition of rubber rabbitbrush

: a rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa synonym Chrysothamnus nauseosus) of western North America that typically grows in poor, dry soils and has flexible hairy stems and clusters of small yellow flowers

Note: When crushed, the narrow leaves of the rubber rabbitbrush emit an odor that may be considered unpleasant.

called also chamisa, gray rabbitbrush

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First Known Use of rubber rabbitbrush

1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Rubber rabbitbrush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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