gum plant


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gum plant

n.

gum plant

(ˈɡʌmˌwiːd) or

gumweed

n
(Plants) any of several American yellow-flowered plants of the genus Grindelia, esp G. robusta, that have sticky flower heads: family Asteraceae (composites)
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Noun1.gum plant - any of various western American plants of the genus Grindelia having resinous leaves and stems formerly used medicinallygum plant - any of various western American plants of the genus Grindelia having resinous leaves and stems formerly used medicinally; often poisonous to livestock
genus Grindelia, Grindelia - large genus of coarse gummy herbs of western North and Central America
Grindelia robusta - perennial gumweed of California and Baja California
curlycup gumweed, Grindelia squarrosa - perennial gumweed of western and central North America
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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