from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A species of broom, Cytisus proliferus, of the Canary Islands. Its leafy branches are fed to cattle.

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  • n. shrub of Canary Islands having bristle-tipped oblanceolate leaves; used as cattle fodder


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  • Called "tagasaste" on the island of La Palma in the Canaries, where it originates. the species was formerly known as Cytisus proliferus.

    Chapter 21

  • The nutritive value for ruminants of tagasaste (Chamaecytisus palmensis), a leguminous tree.

    Chapter 10

  • Canary Island farmers have depended for centuries on tagasaste as fodder during the long, dry summers.

    4: Multipurpose trees


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