skeleton weed

noun

Definition of skeleton weed

  1. 1 :  gum succory

  2. 2a :  a central North American perennial composite weed (Lygodesmia pincea) with rosy purple flower heads on leafless rushlike stems that rise from a basal tufted rosette of elongated leaves —called also purple skeleton weed b :  any of several other plants of the genus Lygodesmia

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