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
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- noun Any
plantof the genus Astragalus.
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- noun much-branched erect herb with bright yellow flowers; distributed from Massachusetts to Florida
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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.
The black cohosh plant is also referred to as black snakeroot, bugbane, rattleroot, and rattleweed.