yellow rabbitbrush


Definition of yellow rabbitbrush

: a shrubby plant (Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus) of dry soils of western North America that has smooth or hairy stems and clusters of small yellow flowers and that is a valuable forage plant for livestock and wildlife

called also yellowbrush

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First Known Use of yellow rabbitbrush

1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Yellow rabbitbrush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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