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1A plant of the pea family which can cause a brain disorder if eaten by livestock, found in the western and south-western US.
- ‘Ralphs et al. suggested no difference in locoweed consumption between native cattle and cattle introduced to locoweed under natural grazing conditions.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘For instance, cattle could be averted to locoweed or known eaters could be removed and placed in locoweed-free areas to prevent social facilitation.’
- ‘The locoweed site was selected based on dense and uniform concentration of white locoweed.’
- ‘Bite count data were analyzed by totaling the number of bites of cool season grasses, warm season grasses, forbs, and locoweed per day and calculating a percentage of each.’
2US informal Cannabis.
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