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Any of various plants thought to be effective against the venom of rattlesnakes, such as the North American hawkweed Hieracium venosum, or thought to resemble rattlesnakes, such as the betony Stachys floridana, having roots resembling rattles.
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|Noun||1.||rattlesnake weed - a hawkweed with a rosette of purple-veined basal leaves; Canada to northern Georgia and Kentucky|
hawkweed - any of numerous often hairy plants of the genus Hieracium having yellow or orange flowers that resemble the dandelion
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