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rattle weed


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rattle weed much-branched erect herb with bright yellow flowers; distributed from Massachusetts to Florida
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In literature:

The tall rattle weed, in bloom, nodded a yellow salute as they passed.
"The Starbucks" by Opie Percival Read
I'm going to haze that rattle-weeded Freshman and slay the doctor.
"Stanford Stories" by Charles K. Field
The best known are the "blue loco," the "woolly loco" or "purple loco," and the "white loco" or "rattle-weed.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Rattle Weed, Loco Weed.
"Barium, A Cause of the Loco-Weed Disease" by Albert Cornelius Crawford

In poetry:

Where never I walked alone before,
I wander in the weeds;
And people scream and bar the door,
And rattle at their beads.
"The White Lady" by Dorothy Parker