from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of several plants associated in the western United States with the feeding of deer: In the mountains of California, Lotus glaber, also called deer-weed and wild broom.
  • n. In Oregon, the shrub Kunzia tridentata.
  • n. In Colorado, various shrubby composites of the genera Chrysothamnus and Isocoma.


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  • In the more open places grew buck-brush and the service-berry, Oregon grape with its holly-shaped leaves, blue lupines, Indian paint-brush and great mountain ferns.

    Virginia of Elk Creek Valley

  • I saw all the different shrubs -- quaking-asp and buck-brush and Oregon grape and service-berry and hawthorn and wild currant -- and I thought to myself that this would be some garden in September.

    Virginia of Elk Creek Valley

  • We squatted in the long grass and buck-brush, listening, and a few seconds later heard a horse snort distinctly.

    Raw Gold A Novel

  • We hailed MacRae when he reached the foot of the hill, and he came crashing through sage and buck-brush and threw himself, panting, on the ground.

    Raw Gold A Novel

  • Then, with pain-hurried, jerky movements, he pulled off the saddle, glanced around him, and flung it behind a buck-brush.

    The Ranch at the Wolverine

  • But instead of seeing a splatter of blood and flesh upon the earth by the tree stump, we saw the soldier rise from the buck-brush where he had been ducking, and light a cigarette.

    The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me

  • Cottonwood-trees began to appear along the brook, and blossoming buck-brush in the corners of wall.

    The Rainbow Trail

  • I could split a hair with it as far, say, as from that clump of buck-brush over to your barn.

    Somewhere in Red Gap

  • Its goal appeared to be the bunk house fifty yards distant; but its course was devious, laid clearly with a view to securing such incidental brief shelter as would be afforded by the corral wall, by a meagre clump of buck-brush, by a wagon, by a stack of hay.

    Somewhere in Red Gap


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