Definition of locoweed in English:

locoweed

Syllabification: lo·co·weed
Pronunciation: /ˈlōkōˌwēd
 
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noun

1A widely distributed plant of the pea family that, if eaten by livestock, can cause a brain disorder, the symptoms of which include unpredictable behavior and loss of coordination.
  • Genus Astragalus (and Oxytropis), family Leguminosae
More example sentences
  • Rocky summit species include the rather rare Huddleson's locoweed, a three-to-four-inch-tall, hairy white plant that produces pink-to-purple flowers and oversize seed pods.
  • Ralphs et al. suggested no difference in locoweed consumption between native cattle and cattle introduced to locoweed under natural grazing conditions.
  • For instance, cattle could be averted to locoweed or known eaters could be removed and placed in locoweed-free areas to prevent social facilitation.
2US informal Cannabis.

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