Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A species of broom, Cytisus proliferus, of the Canary Islands. Its leafy branches are fed to cattle.
- n. shrub of Canary Islands having bristle-tipped oblanceolate leaves; used as cattle fodder
“Called "tagasaste" on the island of La Palma in the Canaries, where it originates. the species was formerly known as Cytisus proliferus.”
“The nutritive value for ruminants of tagasaste (Chamaecytisus palmensis), a leguminous tree.”
“Canary Island farmers have depended for centuries on tagasaste as fodder during the long, dry summers.”
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