from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A handsome yellow-flowered Californian leguminous plant, Lotus glaber. Also called wild broom. See broom.


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  • The tall purple deer-weed, a magnificent scarlet flower of name unknown to me, and another blossom like the laburnum, endlessly varied in its shades of roseate, blue, or the compromised tints, made the hill-sides gorgeous beyond human gardening.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864

  • Can he command the sap to rise or bid the deer-weed spring when there is no rain?

    The Arrow-Maker A Drama in Three Acts

  • Then, too, if you slip down and leave your horse standing while you steal on a giant _Papilio_ which is sucking the deer-weed in _such_ a sweet spot for a cast, your horse (perhaps he has heard of the French general who said, "Asses and

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864

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