crazyweed


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cra·zy·weed

 (krā′zē-wēd′)
n.

[From its toxic effect on some animals.]

crazyweed

(ˈkreɪzɪˌwiːd)
n
(Plants) a US dialect name for locoweed

lo•co•weed

(ˈloʊ koʊˌwid)

n.
any of various leguminous plants of the genera Astragalus and Oxytropis, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, causing locoism in sheep, horses, etc.
[1875–80, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crazyweed - any of several leguminous plants of western North America causing locoism in livestockcrazyweed - any of several leguminous plants of western North America causing locoism in livestock
legume, leguminous plant - an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae
genus Oxytropis, Oxytropis - large widely-distributed genus of evergreen shrubs or subshrubs having odd-pinnate leaves and racemose or spicate flowers each having a pea-like corolla with a clawed petal
Oxytropis lambertii, purple loco, purple locoweed - tufted locoweed of southwestern United States having purple or pink to white flowers
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