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Any of several leguminous plants of the genera Oxytropis and Astragalus of western North America that are poisonous to livestock. Also called crazyweed, loco1.


(ˈləʊkəʊˌwiːd) or


(Plants) any of several perennial leguminous plants of the genera Oxytropis and Astragalus, found in western parts of North America, containing neurotoxins which cause loco disease in horses, cattle, and sheep


(ˈloʊ koʊˌwid)

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.locoweed - any of several leguminous plants of western North America causing locoism in livestocklocoweed - 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
2.locoweed - street names for marijuanalocoweed - street names for marijuana    
cannabis, ganja, marihuana, marijuana - the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect
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Datura[11]--Other names include devil's trumpet, angel's trumpet, devil's weed, stinkweed, locoweed, and hell's bells.
Loco intoxication: indolizidine alkaloids of spotted locoweed (Astragalus lentiginosus).
Some of the plants to stay away from include bracken fern, dock, hemlock, locoweed, milkweed, mountain laurel, oak leaf, rhubarb, sorrel, wilted wild cherry, and under certain conditions (decreased light, fast growth after drought, heavy fertilizers) johnsongrass, pigweed, lamb's-quarters, and alfalfa can accumulate toxic amounts of nitrates.
Effects of graded levels of bentonite on serum clinical profiles, metabolic hormones, and serum swainsonine concentrations in lambs fed locoweed (Oxytropis sericea).
The datura stramonium - known as devil's trumpet or locoweed - is usually found in much hotter parts of the world.
Feed preferences and habituation of sheep poisoned by locoweed.
It based this action on threats from development and weed management practices that remove native vegetation, including locoweed, which was thought to be the butterfly's only host plant.
Chemical composition of early wood and locoweed in Norway spruce heartwood, sapwood, and transition zone wood.
West, Midwest United States Locoweed Astragalus spp.
A second type of poisoning involves locoweed (Oxytropis and Astragalus spp.