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Any of various shrubs of the genus Encelia of the composite family, especially E. farinosa, native to northern Mexico and the southwest United States and having grayish foliage and showy yellow flowers.
any composite North American desert plant of the genus Encelia, having brittle leaves and flowers with yellow rays and a yellow or purple disk.
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|Noun||1.||brittlebush - fragrant rounded shrub of southwestern United States and adjacent Mexico having brittle stems and small crowded blue-green leaves and yellow flowers; produces a resin used in incense and varnish and in folk medicine|