brittlebush


brittlebush
noun
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
Hypernyms: ↑wildflower, ↑wild flower
Member Holonyms: ↑Encelia, ↑genus Encelia

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
: a desert plant of the genus Encelia (family Compositae) of the southwestern United States and adjacent Mexico having brittle stems, small crowded leaves, and yellow flowers and containing a principle toxic to other plants

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/brit"l boosh'/, n.
any of several composite plants of the genus Encelia, of desert regions of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having alternate leaves and yellow ray flowers with a yellow or purple center.
[1905-10, Amer.; BRITTLE + BUSH1, so called from the texture of its leaves]

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