Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A plant of the genus Astragalus, in numerous species. It includes various loco-weeds, and is presumably extended to Oxytropis in the Rocky Mountain region.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Astragalus. See milk vetch.

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  • noun Any plant of the genus Astragalus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun much-branched erect herb with bright yellow flowers; distributed from Massachusetts to Florida

Etymologies

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rattle +‎ weed

Examples

  • I have known this Simwa since he was first tied in a basket, and, though he has grown to be war leader, I think he is most like a pod of rattleweed that is swollen to twice its size at the end of the season, yet has no more in it than at the beginning.

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  • The black cohosh plant is also referred to as black snakeroot, bugbane, rattleroot, and rattleweed.

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