snakeweed

noun
snake·​weed | \ ˈsnāk-ˌwēd How to pronounce snakeweed (audio) \

Definition of snakeweed

: any of various plants popularly associated with snakes (as in appearance, habitat, or the treatment of snakebite) especially : any of an American genus (Gutierrezia) of composite herbs or low shrubs with clustered yellow flower heads

First Known Use of snakeweed

1597, in the meaning defined above

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